And so it begins: Entire residential block in California suburb under forced quarantine, martial law

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department locks down entire residential neighborhood due to coronavirus outbreak
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ROCKLIN, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) — Residents of a Sacramento suburb were shocked when they found themselves forcefully quarantined and put under a gag order by police on Friday after a man died after contracting the deadly COVID-19 disease.

County sheriff’s deputies and police who sealed of the area were spotted wearing personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves while a police chopper circled the block from overhead ordering residents back into their homes.

The county health department issued a statement after the lockdown stating: “Law enforcement partners are currently responding to enforce a health officer’s order. We cannot share any additional information to protect patient confidentiality.”

Local WIBW 13 reports:

The orders were given under sections of California Health and Safety Code that allows Placer Health to “enforce regulations requiring strict isolation, or quarantine if the action is necessary for the protection of the public health.”

The lockdown comes after a man, 71, died from complications of the virus.

Intellihub editor-in-chief Shepard Ambellas was first to predict martial law in America due to the coronavirus is his Feb 1 video.

H/T: @EndGameWW3 on Twitter

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