California Gov Newsom to close all beaches AGAIN on Friday after crowds flock to shores despite coronavirus – The Sun
CALIFORNIA Governor Gavin Newsom is to order all beaches to close again on Friday after crowds flocked to the shores despite the coronavirus.
The closures will also apply to all state parks, according to Fox News.
The memo, which was obtained by Fox, read: "After the well-publicized media coverage of overcrowded beaches this past weekend, in violation of Governor Newsom's Shelter in Place Order, the Governor will be announcing tomorrow that ALL beaches and all state parks in California will be closed, effective May 1st."
On Monday, Newsom slammed residents who were crowding beaches amid the pandemic.
“This virus doesn’t take the weekends off, this virus doesn’t go home because it’s a beautiful sunny day around our coasts,” the Democratic Governor said during a press conference.
Newsom's warning came as pictures taken at beaches over the weekend emerged, showing people crowding on to the sand.
"Those images are an example of what not to see, people, what not to do if we're going to make the meaningful progress that we've made in the last few weeks extend into the next number of weeks," Newsom said.
"The reality is we are just a few weeks away, not months away, from making measurable and meaningful changes to our stay-at-home order."
"That is a very optimistic point to emphasize," he added.
California, like much of the U.S., has been under a stay-at-home order for over a month due to the virus outbreak.
The coronavirus death toll in the state currently stands at 1,939.
The coronavirus has devastated the United States, having killed at least 61,635 Americans.
The country currently has a total of 1,063,863 confirmed cases.
However, 147,114 have recovered from the disease.
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