US’ most populous state, California went into another lockdown on Sunday, as the US recorded 175,000 COVID-19 cases on a single day. California recorded more than 28,000 cases.
During the three-week stay-at-home order, more than 85 per cent of people in the state will have to remain indoors. The lockdown period covers the Christmas holiday and will affect a large number of businesses, which will have to remain closed during the busiest holiday season of the year.
People will be banned from congregating, meeting persons outside their household and maintaining strict social distancing.
Following last month’s Thanksgiving holidays, authorities witnessed a massive spike in the number of cases and deaths, and directly attribute people travelling across the country during the holiday season as the nearest cause for the spread of the disease.