Mayor of Washington, DC Muriel Bowser warned city residents this week they could face a $5,000 fine and possibly 90 days in prison should they violate the region’s ‘Stay at Home’ order during the Coronavirus crisis.
“Our message remains the same: stay home,” said Bowser.
“The order is similar to dictates in neighboring Maryland and Virginia, but shocked residents of Washington, where there are just 401 of the nation’s 160,000 confirmed cases,” adds the newspaper.
“When we saw this order, we thought, ‘You want to send them where?’” said a senior member of the ACLU. “People being arrested for that causes all sorts of problems that are antithetical to the goals of lessening the virus.”
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Source: NY Post