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Newsom orders curfew in purple-tiered counties 

Gov. Gavin Newsom displays a face mask as he urges people to wear them to fight the spread of the coronavirus during a June 26, 2020, news conference in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Starting Saturday and extending through Dec. 21, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered all purple-tiered counties (currently 41 of the state’s 58) to shutter non-essential work, gatherings and movement between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. amid a sudden and rapid surge of COVID-19 cases. 

In the last 10 days, new dailycoronavirus cases have doubled across California, hitting the 1 million-case mark as it did so. More than 18,000 have died from the virus.

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