Coronavirus: San Francisco area on 24-hour lockdown beginning Tuesday

Staff Report

SAN FRANCISCO – Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area, on Monday, ordered citizens in six counties to remain on 24-hour lockdown in their homes to stop the spread of coronavirus.

That means 7 million people in Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties must be at home for three weeks beginning Tuesday, March 17.

The lockdown is the first in the United States since President Donald Trump announced Monday that the coronavirus battle could take the country into August.