Gov. Newsom Orders California Lockdown After 18 Coronavirus Deaths : All But Essential Workers Told to Stay Home Due to Coronavirus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an order Thursday night that everyone stay home except essential personal and essential travel. Newsom said the order would not be enforced by police but that he expected social pressure to make people follow the edict to help suppress spread of the Chinese coronavirus COVID-19.

“BREAKING: “We direct a statewide order for people to stay at home. That directive goes into force this evening,” says @GavinNewsom”

“Newsom says it’s not a law enforcement mandate. “We will have social pressure that will encourage people to do the right thing,” he says.”

Newsom’s announcement followed by hours a shelter in place order for Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Newsom speech on Periscope:

New government website:

News sent a letter to President Trump dated March 18 in which he warned 56% of Californians, 25.5 million, will be infected in eight weeks.

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