California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, ordered Monday to close indoor stores across the state, including restaurants, bars, wineries, cinemas, zoos, and museumscontinue to swell.
Newsom’s announcement comes when California reported 8,460 new cases of COVID-19 on July 11, according to the State Department of Health. The state now has a total of 320,804 positive cases and 1,833 of the patients need intensive care. So far, there have been a total of 7,017 deaths in California.
Newsom also imposed stricter restrictions in 30 counties, including Los Angeles, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura. In these districts, gyms, places of worship, uncritical offices, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops and shopping centers all have to close down.
Newsom said in its Monday afternoon press conference that residents of the country̵
“This virus won’t go away that quickly,” he said. “I hope we all realize that this virus didn’t do both if we were still associated with the idea that it would somehow go away when it got warm, or when it had summer months or weekends off.”
Also on Monday, California’s two largest school districts in the Los Angeles and San Diego counties announced that they were doing thiswhen the school year starts this fall. In a joint statement, the districts said they would plan personal learning if health conditions permit.
Across the country, there is concern that younger people are not getting news of the seriousness of the pandemic.
In Texas, for example, a doctor described the last words of a 30-year-old patient after attending a so-called “COVID” party.
“‘I think I made a mistake, I thought it was a joke, but it is not,'” said Dr. Jane Appleby told CBS News.