The coronavirus outbreak continues to rage across America.
Citizens are sheltered at home to try and slow the rate of infection before it overwhelms the system.
And what the California Governor just did to stop coronavirus crossed one unthinkable line.
California is one of the major coronavirus hotspots in America.
50 percent of the cases across the country are located in just ten counties.
In the Golden State, Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to the Trump administration warning as many as half the state’s residents could contract the virus in the next eight weeks.
And late on Thursday night, Governor Newsom went beyond the social distancing measures recommended by the administration to lockdown the entire state by issuing a “stay home” order restricting movement except to buy food, prescriptions, and go outside for exercise as long as people maintained distance of six feet from one another.
“We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Newsom declared. “There’s a social contract here. People I think recognize the need to do more. They will adjust and adapt as they have.”
“Home isolation is not my preferred choice . . . but it is a necessary one,” the Governor continued. “This is not a permanent state; it is a moment in time.”
This is an extreme measure.
Nations like Italy, Spain, and France instituted harsh lockdowns as the coronavirus overruns their healthcare systems.
Other states includine Illinois, New York, and Connecticut are following suit.
Newsom’s order – which is listed as being “for the time being” came after the Mayor of Los Angeles ordered the city to lockdown until March 31.
America has never seen anything like this virus or the harsh steps taken to combat it.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.