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Coronavirus live updates: Americans orders one in five people to stay at home

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

21st Mar, 2020. 02:09 pm
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Coronavirus live updates: Americans orders one in five people to stay at home

One in five Americans is asked to “stay at home” as several US states have ordered shutdowns.

Connecticut and New Jersey are ordering residents to stay at home like Illinois and California to deal with coronavirus outbreak.

Note that 230 people have died and 18,500 people are infected in the US.

Connecticut, Illinois and New York directing people to stay at homes except going for groceries, pharmacies and gas stations.

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has limited public events and directed “non-essential workers” not to go outside.

Mr. Cuomo informed the media, “These provisions will be enforced,”

“These are not helpful hints.”

Later on Friday, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster in New York state,

New York and the neighboring states of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania also issued a joint order on

Friday for the closure of all “personal care” businesses, such as hair and nail salons and piercing and tattoo parlors.

On the other hand, Bondi Beach in Sydney has also been closed by the police after the crowd exceeded the decided gathering limit.

Australia has banned gathering of more than 500 people in a place to avoid the spread.

However, a large group of people, including swimmers, surfers, and sunbathers were seen at the Beach.

WHO warns that younger people must stop socializing and communicating with old people, as youngsters are not immune to the deadly Covid-19.

The World Health Organization’s Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has threatened young people that their choices can be “the difference between life and death for someone else”. 

Note that over 11,000 people have lost their lives due to the contagious respiratory disease. In addition to this, there are around 250,000 cases of Covid-19 worldwide. 

The WHO chief has his remarks after reports came out which mentioned that youngsters are being more self-satisfied about health alerts due to more cases reported among older people. 

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