April 30, 2020 / 7:53 PM / a month ago

California closes Orange County beaches where crowds defied coronavirus guidelines

FILE PHOTO: People sit in groups at Huntington City Beach during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot/File Photo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday said he had ordered beaches in Orange County in the southern part of the state to close, after crowds defied public health guidelines to throng the popular shoreline last weekend.

Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Chris Reese

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