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California governor imposes new restrictions to curb COVID

California governor imposes new restrictions to curb COVID
Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 15:23:31-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is pulling the "emergency brake" on the state's efforts to reopen its economy as coronavirus cases surge more dramatically than they did during a summer spike.

The measures announced Monday will impose more restrictions on businesses across most of the state.

Health officials say the troubling rise in cases in November has come at a faster pace than a spike in mid-June and could quickly surpass the peak of the hospitalizations at the time.

The state became the second in the U.S. last week to surpass 1 million cases of the virus.