Virginia governor issues stay-at-home order until 10 June
The stay-at-home order will be in place for the best part of three months.
The Governor of Virginia has issued a stay-at-home order that is due to remain in place until 10 June.
Ralph Northam announced on Monday that the order is now in place, and that any violation could result in being punished by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Northam said: “I want to be clear: Do not go out unless you need to go out. This is very different than wanting to go out. This has been a suggestion to Virginians. Today, it’s an order."
He said that people should only leave their homes to obtain food, supplies or medical care, or for exercise. All gatherings of more than 10 people are banned.
The death toll as a result of Covid-19 in America has now exceeded 3,000, and President Donald Trump has scrapped plans to reopen the country by Easter Sunday, extending guidelines to combat the spread of Covid-19 until at least 30 April.