California to ban gatherings and ‘non-essential’ activities

CALIFORNIA Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced new statewide bans on gatherings and “non-essential” activities, as hospitals in the nation’s most populous state face being overwhelmed by record Covid-19 cases.

The limits will come into effect once 85% of intensive care unit beds have been filled – a development expected in four of California’s five regions “as early as the next day or two.”