California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks about the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference in Sacramento. “The magnitude of this crisis is extraordinary,” he said. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: California governor Gavin Newsom orders all 40 million residents to stay at home

  • The governor issued the mandatory restrictions as he asked Congress for US$1 billion in federal funds
  • California projects that 25.5 million people in the state will be infected with the Covid-19 disease over an eight-week period
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks about the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference in Sacramento. “The magnitude of this crisis is extraordinary,” he said. Photo: AP
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