"This is a moment we need to make tough decisions", said Newsom. "We need to recognize reality".
No end date was set for the measure because the pandemic is a "dynamic situation", said Newsom. It allows people in the most populous USA state to leave their homes for needed items like groceries and medicine, while otherwise requiring that they limit their social interactions.
The order is requiring the shutdown of all non-essential businesses.
Newsom wrote that the ship would help "decompress" the health care delivery system during the anticipated crisis. The ship is based in San Diego.
California alone has recorded 958 cases of coronavirus, and Newsom stated that state projections predict as many as 25 million - or around 58% of the population, could contract it.
As with Indians and people of many nationalities, thousands of Americans are stranded across the world as airlines have whittled down flights and countries are shutting down gates.
The new stay-at-home order is meant to reduce that figure, Newsom said Thursday.
"We're taking this urgent action to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives", Mr Garcetti said. Coming on top of a $1 trillion economic bailout that will include cash payments for individuals and families, it is small relief to a besieged populace that has seen the economy crater and millions of jobs vanish in the face of the Covid-19 assault. The governor's office did not respond to questions about his calculation or offer a prediction that considers efforts to stop the spread of the infection.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. He didn't expect it to be many months, but could be up to 8-weeks.
Newsom said the state has the capacity to "meet this moment", but implored people to cooperate. Anyone who does go out has to keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other people. "You can still walk your dog".
With bans on public gatherings, and the closure of cinemas, theaters, bars, restaurants, and schools amid a growing public health crisis, it is likely that other USA states and cities would follow the example of California to take more aggressive measures to prevent the further spread of the virus.
"We will have social pressure that will encourage people to do the right thing", he added.
The state has ramped up testing in recent days, but there still aren't enough tests in California for widespread screening.
Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. The order is in place until further notice. He said officers have advised the shop to close. "It is a character test for us collectively as a society", said Cuomo.
Solar Tactical did not answer phone calls nor immediately respond to messages sent through its website. Restaurants are closed to dine-in customers.
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