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California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom ordered bars and nightclubs in seven counties to close back down over renewed concern over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

The order comes just weeks after Black Lives Matter protests and other large gatherings took place throughout the state following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Los Angeles Times reported the surge in coronavirus cases is being fueled by young people.

“COVID-19 is still circulating in California, and in some parts of the state, growing stronger,” Newsom said in a statement. “That’s why it is critical we take this step to limit the spread of the virus in the counties that are seeing the biggest increases.”

The state-ordered closures mark a continued shift in policy, previously aimed at allowing local governments to determine the best course of action in reopening their economies, Fox News reported. Earlier this month, the governor ordered all Californians to wear face masks in public and in certain high-risk situations.

Nearly 4 million have been tested for the Wuhan coronavirus in California, over 211,000 positive cases identified, and just under 6,000 deaths have been attributed to the disease. According to the state, Hispanics account for nearly 57 percent of all positive cases in the state.

  • Dennis says:

    Newsom is a liberal idiot. He needs to be opening the state back up instead of shutting it back down. It is part of a political scam to try to get the “idiot” senile Joe elected.

  • Lm says:

    Some one should open a bar called BLM and it can be allowed to be open because black lives matter even though no one else’s lives matter. A bunch of angry activists can attend. They can say they are a protest bar so the number of people they infect or that get infected won’t be tabulated or held accountable. It can be a covid speakeasy. Literally. All of the rule abiding bars that get locked down again can still get blamed for the numbers. Remember only black.lives matter.

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