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Tuesday, 26 January 2021 17:44

California Lifts Virus Stay-At-Home Order and Curfew

Written by Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders across the state Jan. 25 in response to improving coronavirus conditions, a surprising move hailed by beleaguered businesses but that prompted caution from local health officials concerned the public may let down its guard.

“We’re seeing a flattening of the curve---everything that should be up is up, everything that should be down is down---case rates, positivity rates, hospitalizations, ICUs,” Newsom said at a virtual news conference.

 

The turnaround puts California in a starkly different place than it was last month, when some Southern California hospitals overwhelmed by virus patients were crafting emergency plans for rationing care.

 

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