Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an unprecedented mandate ordering the entire state of California to stay home. What exactly that means is still unclear.
Residents will be able to get food and medicine, but CNN reports that residents will not be able to do much of anything else — like strolling in the park.
The governor also announced that more than half of the state is expected to contract the coronavirus. So far 19 Californians have died, and nearly 1,000 have tested positive for the disease.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Sean Hannity that he had not been consulted before the governor’s order.
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The LA Times reports that the “governor’s office declined to provide an explanation of the state’s projection that 25.5 million Californians will be infected with this virus.”
“Gov. Newsom has been honest about the threat of the virus and its impact on the health and welfare of Californians,” said Nathan Click, a spokesman for Newsom. “This projection shows why it’s so critical that Californians take action to slow the spread of the disease — and those mitigation efforts aren’t taken into account in those numbers. The state is deploying every resource at its disposal to meet this challenge, and we continue to ask for the federal government’s assistance in this fight.”
Folks, this is a very disturbing development. We are watching state lawmakers strip away our civil liberties. More to come.