New lockdown restrictions were announced on Monday as new cases of corona were reported in most parts of the US state of California as cases of the epidemic continued to grow in the state and country.
The BBC report stated that the implementation of the new lockdown would affect 85 per cent of California's 4 million people, and that it would be in force for at least three weeks, with Chrisramus holidays.
This lockdown came into effect on Sunday night at 11.59 am local time i.e. 59 am as per GMT at 7 am Monday and the southern part of the state and the Central Valley would come under it. New sanctions were issued only after intensive care capacity in California hospitals declined sharply.
Governor Gavin Newsome explained this in detail, saying that when the capacity of intensive care units in any of the five regions of the state falls below 15 percent, the lockdown process starts automatically within 24 hours.
The new lockdown order is similar to the one issued in March but has some significant leeway. All retail shops will remain open, although only 20 percent people will be allowed to go to parks and beaches. The crowd is banned and people have been asked to stay in their homes and bars, hair salons and restaurants have been banned.
Governor Newsome said that such measures would be helpful in preventing the spread of corona and would also reduce its pressure on health services.