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Newsom calls for closure of bars, wineries amid coronavirus

Posted at 2:31 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 18:09:12-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Governor Gavin Newsom Sunday directed certain businesses to close amid the spread of the coronavirus.

In a news conference, Newsom said he directed all bars, nightclubs, wineries and brew pubs to close to help stop the spread of the virus.

Newsom added that he is prioritizing those who are over 65 and individuals with chronic conditions.

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The governor also said he is prioritizing those who are homeless, announcing that the state would dispatch additional resources to help those individuals.

The announcement was made during a White House press briefing in which President Donald Trump announced lower interest rates.

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Confirmed cases of coronavirus increased to nearly 3,000 over the weekend in the United States, including 57 deaths.