On Sunday, Michigan and Washington joined several other states in announcing renewed efforts to combat the Coronavirus, with more than 11 million cases of COVID-19. It’s now reported in the United States – with the latest million people arriving in less than a week – as many Americans prepare to celebrate the pandemic-marked Thanksgiving.
Michigan State ordered the Gretchen Whitmer administration High schools and colleges to shut down in-person classes, indoor dining restaurants and suspended organized sports – including soccer qualifiers – in an effort to curb the state’s mounting case numbers. The order also restricts indoor and outdoor residential gatherings, closes some recreational facilities and bans gyms from hosting group exercise classes.
The new rules, which are set to last for three weeks, are broad but do not sweep the Democratic governor’s stay at home last spring, when it faced criticism from a Republican-led legislature that rejected the extension. The state’s coronavirus emergency declaration and authorization of a lawsuit challenging Whitmire’s authority to combat the pandemic. I encountered opposition from those who opposed the decision to tighten rather than relax What was already one of the strictest stay-at-home orders in the country.
“The situation has never been more dangerous,” said Whitmer, who authorities say has also been the target of a kidnapping plot. She was angered by her previous virus measures, at a press conference on Sunday evening. “We are on the edge of a precipice and we have to take some measures.”
The directions come from Michigan the same day the governor of Washington state came. Jay Inslee announced The country will impose new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings for the next month as it also continues to fight a growing number of issues.
Starting Tuesday, gyms and some entertainment centers in Washington will be required to close their indoor services. Retail stores, including grocery stores, will be ordered to limit indoor capacity and multi-home and indoor social gatherings will be banned unless attendance is quarantined for 14 days or tested negative for COVID-19 and isolated for a week. By Wednesday, restaurants and bars will again be limited to outdoor dining and express service.
The measures also come on the heels of a bleak landmark for Texas And california Last week, each state recorded more than 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
In Texas, sporting events have been canceled and at least one mobile morgue added in anticipation of major virus deaths in hospitals. Meanwhile, officials urged California, the most populous state, and the first state to issue a stay-at-home order statewide. Those planning holiday gatherings to take strict precautions, including keeping the number of outdoor visits under two hours.
And in North Dakota, a former governor was a resistance. Doug Borghum has ordered a statewide mask commission Several business restrictions were imposed late Friday in an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, which stressed the capacity of the state hospital. The Republican responded to the advice of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to request a face covering. Orders were also issued for bars, restaurants and other venues to reduce capacity.
Although they are not as comprehensive as those imposed last spring, restrictions in Michigan and Washington indicate a similar resurgence of measures taken in the early months of the Coronavirus epidemic in the United States when both were under strict orders to stay at home.
In Washington – which was among the first countries to report a COVID-19 death Early 2020 – All of its 39 counties have been temporarily suspended in either phase two or three of the four-stage reopening plan that began in early May after a lockdown that began in March.
The restrictions announced by Inslee, a Democrat, temporarily pull back all boycotts and place them under the same guidelines. The warnings state that people should avoid unnecessary travel outside of the state and quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another country or country.
Health experts and officials across the country are now warning people to forgo or revise gatherings and holiday travel plans as Thanksgiving and winter celebrations approach.
As of Sunday, Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker has reached 11 million after surpassing 10 million cases on November 9 – with the latest 1 million cases arriving in just six days. It took 300 days for the United States to reach 11 million since the first case was diagnosed in Washington state on January 20.
For most, the Coronavirus It causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that go away within two to three weeks, although the long-term effects are unknown. But for some, it can cause more serious illness, including pneumonia and death.