Oregon and New Mexico Lay Restrictions
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a two-week “freeze”, limiting restaurants to take-out and shuttering gyms and recreational facilities from 18 November to 2 December.
“I’m not asking you, I am telling you, to stop your social gatherings … and your house parties and to limit your social interactions to six and under, not more than one household,” she said.
Meanwhile, New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential businesses such as grocery stores, farms, childcare centres, banks, factories and healthcare facilities.
The US states of Oregon and New Mexico have announced strict measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 as the country faces growing outbreaks of the disease.
Officials have ordered most non-essential businesses to close
and urged people to limit their social interactions.
On Friday, California became the second state to hit one million Covid cases, after Texas.
more than 900 people a day are dying with the disease in the US.
Daily cases have topped 100,000 for the last 11 days
and more than 67,000 people are currently in hospital.
The US has seen over 10.7 million cases and 244,000 deaths thus far,
according to Johns Hopkins University.
Restrictions have been put to place.
While most Oregon stores will remain open, gyms, museums, pools, movie theaters and zoos will be forced to close, and restaurants and bars will be limited to takeout. Social gatherings will be restricted to six people.