California, the most populous state in the U.S., has lifted COVID-19-related quarantine regulations and fully reopened its economy.
US media reported that California has lifted most of the quarantine restrictions, such as limiting the number of businesses and stores, wearing masks, and social distancing, and officially resumed economic activities.
California's full reopening of economic activity comes 15 months after the first US state government to issue a stay-at-home order in March of last year and imposed lockdown measures.
As a result, people who have been vaccinated will be able to walk most indoors and outdoors without a mask.
However, it is still compulsory to wear a mask in public transportation, hospitals, schools, childcare facilities, and correctional facilities.
In addition, large-scale indoor events with more than 5,000 people and outdoor events with more than 10,000 people will still be taking precautions such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
In California, 46.6% of 40.5 million residents have been vaccinated and 59.0% have had at least one dose of the vaccine.
The state of California plans to gradually lift the remaining COVID-19 restrictions, gradually lifting 90% of executive orders related to COVID-19 by September.
Earlier, Illinois, where Chicago belongs, fully resumed economic activity on the 11th and lifted the capacity limit at businesses, stores, large events, and amusement parks.
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