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New Jersey has a statewide curfew now over the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are the details

Puerto Rico also announced a curfew

A man wearing a mask rides past the Colosseum in Rome, Sunday, March 15, 2020. Authorities around the world turned to increasingly drastic measures to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions spreading.
A man wearing a mask rides past the Colosseum in Rome, Sunday, March 15, 2020. Authorities around the world turned to increasingly drastic measures to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions spreading.
Alessandra Tarantino, Associated Press

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

Italy enacted a curfew, too

  • Italy also called for a lockdown for its citizens. People could be fined between 60 and 80 euros (around $70 to $90) if they violated it, NBC News reports.