California governor orders churches, businesses shut as COVID-19 cases surge

FILE PHOTO: California's Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after casting his vote at a voting center at The California Museum for the presidential primaries on Super Tuesday in Sacramento, CA, U.S., March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered a massive retrenchment of the state’s optimistic reopening on Monday, shutting bars and banning indoor restaurant dining statewide and closing churches, gyms and hair salons in hardest-hit counties.

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Chris Reese)

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