Coronavirus Cases Spike: Arizona Pumps Breaks On Reopening!
The state of Arizona has put phase 4 in hard reverse since coronavirus cases spike there and nationwide. Read on…
CelebNHealth247.com reports that the governor of Arizona has ordered the closure of bars, nightclubs, gyms, cinemas, and water parks.
Ya, think? We thought it was too soon to open the country, but Trump is trying to claim its safe.
In Arizona, crowds packed water parks and rivers to go tubing, but that’s all come to a GRINDING HALT!
Here is what we’ve learned (via Yahoo):
Arizona has abruptly reversed course on reopening its economy as coronavirus cases spike there and nationwide.
Florida and Texas have also performed U-turns on relaxing restrictions as the whole US Sun Belt region becomes a new virus epicenter.
At least 16 US states have paused or rolled back reopenings as their infection caseloads balloon.
Some jurisdictions are shutting down for the looming Independence Day weekend amid fears that packed beaches and bars could fuel new outbreaks.
Governor Doug Ducey’s directive – which will apply until at least 27 July – also prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people in Arizona.
The order came a day after the state set a single-day record for new coronavirus cases at 3,858.
Governor Ducey, a Republican, told a press briefing:
Our expectation is that our numbers next week will be worse. We’re not going back to normal any time soon.
Check out the Coronavirus Rise chart:
Why Arizona STOPPED Phase 4 reopening!
Arizona’s stay-at-home orders were lifted in mid-May in line with criteria set by the White House, allowing businesses to reopen.
The Republican governors of Texas and Florida slammed the brakes on reopening last Friday when they shut bars and imposed other restrictions as their virus caseloads surged to record levels.
On Monday, Kansas and Oregon joined a growing number of US states that are requiring everyone to wear masks in public. New Jersey on Monday announced it would postpone the restart of indoor dining because people had been flouting social-distancing guidelines and not wearing masks.
The city of Jacksonville, Florida, where the mask-shunning President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August, on Monday announced face coverings must be worn indoors.
Los Angeles County – the most populous county in California, which has seen a significant spike in virus cases recently – banned all fireworks displays for the 4 July weekend and said it would close down beaches.
NOTE: California has seen a 69% rise in coronavirus cases in just two days, governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday, as the state continues to battle a surge of new infections and hospitalizations.
Meanwhile, New York announced its lowest number of hospital admissions and deaths since the pandemic began.