New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced a statewide curfew to keep people inside during the coronavirus outbreak.
What’s going on?
- Murphy announced Monday morning that New Jersey would have a curfew to help stop the spread of the coronavirus within the state, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
- The curfew lasts from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- New Jersey announced it would close casinos, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and gyms before 8 p.m. as well.
- New York and Connecticut joined with the state of New Jersey to encourage the curfew. All three states have agreed to limit public gatherings of 50 people, too, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
- The decision from all three states comes one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced all gatherings of 50 or more people should be held off or canceled for the next eight weeks.
Puerto Rico already announced one
- Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez announced a two-week closure for businesses on the island of Puerto Rico and enacted a curfew that lasts from 9 p.m. overnight, The New York Times reports.
- Anyone who violates that curfew could face a fine of up to $5,000 or six months in jail, according to The New York Times.