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America Locks Down From Atlantic to Pacific as Covid Rages

  • States slap new limits on indoor businesses, gatherings
  • California governor considers curfew to stop the spread
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Virus Update: Covid Surge Spurs Widespread U.S. Lockdowns
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In a matter of days, America’s long effort to revive its virus-battered economy has been put on pause -- or thrown into reverse -- as new infections soar at the fastest pace since the pandemic’s earliest days.

California on Monday reinstituted bans on many indoor businesses, and its governor warned he may impose a curfew. Michigan has ordered a three-week partial shutdown, while states including Oregon, Washington and New Jersey tightened curbs. Even the governor of Iowa, long resistant to virus rules, issued a limited mask mandate Monday.