San Francsisco mayor London Breed is about to announce a lockdown that will last until April 7.
People will not be allowed to leave home after midnight on Tuesday for anything but doctors visits or grocery store shops.
Six counties in the wider bay area have told residents to ‘shelter in place’ for all non-essential travel.
Governor Cuomo announced on Monday the state of New York’s bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms will close at 8pm.
New Jersey is enacting a curfew of 8pm until 5am – people should only leave their homes for essential travel between those hours.
The governor did not define what ‘essential travel’ was or what will happen to anyone who does leave their home between those hours without an excuse.
Effective at midnight, San Francisco will require people to stay home except for essential needs.— London Breed (@LondonBreed) March 16, 2020
Necessary government functions & essential stores will remain open.
These steps are based on the advice of public health experts to slow the spread of #COVID19.
Cuomo wants Trump to issue shut down rules to bars and restaurants across the country but is frustrated that he won’t.
There are now more than 4,000 cases in America, 950 in the state of New York and more than 300 in New York City.
71 people have died but all experts and officials say numbers will continue to rise drastically.