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California 'Sounding The Alarm' With New Restrictions Amid Coronavirus Spike

The shift into the "purple tier" for most counties comes as the number of daily new coronavirus cases doubled in the past 10 days, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. He also apologized for breaking the rules.

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Vanessa Romo is a reporter for NPR's News Desk. She covers breaking news on a wide range of topics, weighing in daily on everything from immigration and the treatment of migrant children, to a war-crimes trial where a witness claimed he was the actual killer, to an alleged sex cult. She has also covered the occasional cat-clinging-to-the-hood-of-a-car story.