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California reimposes COVID-19 restrictions amid virus spike

California is again shutting down some businesses as cases of the coronavirus have skyrocketed in the state.

The state’s Governor Gavin Newman made the announcement on Monday (July 13) requiring all counties to close down indoor activities that includes restaurants, wineries, movie theatres and the closure of all bars.

The state on Sunday recorded 8,358 new COVID-19 cases. California hospitals also reported an increase in the number of coronavirus patients, growing 28% over a two-week period with, 6,485 people hospitalized with the virus.

Previously the governor had ordered some similar businesses to close in counties on the state’s “monitoring list.” However, on Monday the new order would extend to the entire state and according to Newman would immediately become effective.

In addition to the statewide order, the governor also ordered the closure of other indoor operations such as fitness centres, worship services, personal care services, malls, offices, hair salons and barbershops for all counties that were previously on California’s monitoring list .

“The data suggests not everyone is acting with common sense,” Newsom said at a press conference Monday.

Californians required by law to wear masks in a variety of public settings.

Miami’s Mayor, Francis Suarez has warned that is city could be next as Florida reported more than 15,000 new cases on Sunday, more than any other state in a single day since the pandemic begun.

“We have to get control of these numbers. These numbers are out of control,” said Suarez

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