California governor puts state on lock down to battle COVID-19

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Published: Mar. 19, 2020 at 11:06 PM CDT
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All of California is on lock down, keeping its nearly 40 million residents at home in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. It is the first state to take this drastic action.

Nineteen have died in California, more than 900 tested positive and Governor Gavin Newsom predicts 56 percent of the state's population will contract COVID-19.

Under the order, essential services such as gas stations, pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores, food banks, and restaurants that offer delivery service will remain open. Additionally, financial institutions and some essential government service will continue to operate.