Pedestrians in front of a Los Angeles restaurant that is open for takeout only. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced guidelines for reopening that include self-distancing and stricter cleanliness procedures. Photo: AFP

California, seen as a leader in US coronavirus response, faces new guidelines, budget cuts and scrutiny

  • The state is reeling from sharp revenue drops and slashed budgets: within months it will go from a surplus of more than US$6 billion to a US$54 billion deficit
  • Governor Gavin Newsom surprised many this week by considerably loosening the guidelines around reopening
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Pedestrians in front of a Los Angeles restaurant that is open for takeout only. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced guidelines for reopening that include self-distancing and stricter cleanliness procedures. Photo: AFP
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