Many experts have warned that the state of New York just might become the next Italy, with its fast rise of coronavirus cases.
The state is now nearing 1,000 cases of COVID-19, with 10 deaths.
The local government has now been forced to put the state in a virtual lockdown, even instilling a curfew of from 8 pm to 5 am.
Most restaurants, bars and cafes have been shut down, with only those remaining open serving take out and delivery.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, they are nearly 300 cases of COVID-19.
6 Bay Area counties made a joint announcement for what they call the ‘shelter in place order’ for all residents, falling short of calling it a complete lockdown.
They are appealing for residents to stay in their homes as work has been ordered to stop and schools have been closed.
They’re only allowing people to leave their homes to buy the essentials like groceries, medicines and even to get a little bit of exercise.
Restaurants have also been ordered close together with bars and movie theaters.
Takeout and food deliveries will still operate.
The announcement caused a mad rush to groceries for panic buying.
It may be a tough pill to swallow — but residents understand the importance of the strict measures.
Meanwhile, at the White House President Donald Trump again appealed to the elderly population to avoid going out of their homes, as well reached out to Americans to stop going out to restaurants and bars and giving stricter guidelines on limiting public gatherings to 10 people or less.
According to the official numbers of the CDC, the U.S. is nearing 3,500 COVID-19 cases, with 68 deaths.
In the latest collation of the Johns Hopkins University, there are now 4661 cases of COVID-19, with 85 deaths.
Experts appeal to the public to follow all their recommendations, if not, there is a big possibility that it will fail and the number of coronavirus cases will rise.