In most parts of California, new severe restrictions have been imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports that for at least three weeks there will be a requirement not to leave homes. It will affect 85 percent of the 40 million people in the state.
Residents also need to minimize social contact by limiting it to the people with whom they live.
The authorities did not close non-food stores, but limited their capacity to 20%. It will also be possible to go to open public spaces, such as parks or beaches.
Bars, beauty salons and indoor restaurants will be closed.
The governor of the state explained that in the areas will be declared a lockdown if the number of available beds in the intensive care units falls below 15% of the total.
COVID situation in California remains one of the most acute in the U.S.: according to data for Sunday, December 7, the daily increase in sick people was 30 thousand, a total of 1.3 million people have been identified in the state, 21 thousand died.
COVID Tracking Project estimates that in all U.S. hospitals remain 101 thousand people.