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9 August 2020
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California Shuts Down Again After Surge in New COVID Cases

"The data suggest not everybody is practicing common sense."
by Victor Tangermann / July 13 2020

It’s the most sweeping acknowledgment to date that it’s not yet time to reopen the United States.

On Monday afternoon, California governor Gavin Newsom ordered indoor operations for restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, and other entertainment centers to stop immediately, as Axios reports, in light of a new surge in COVID-19 cases.

Thirty counties, including Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino, will also have to close gyms, places of worship, some offices, and personal care services, including barbershops and hair salons.

“We’ve made this point on multiple occasions and that is we’re moving back into a modification mode of our original stay-at-home order,” Newsom said in a statement.

“The data suggest not everybody is practicing common sense,” he added.

The Golden State reported 8,358 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with a 14-day average of 7,800 new cases daily. Total tallies stand at 329,162 confirmed cases and 7,040 deaths.

That makes California, alongside Florida, Arizona, and Texas, the worst-hit states in the country.

The news comes after Los Angeles and San Diego announced that schools will be online only this fall — despite pressure from the White House to reopen them.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos even threatened to withdraw federal funds if schools didn’t reopen last week, a move that received widespread criticism.

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