More and more states in the United States are buying into the idea of locking down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Connecticut and New Jersey are the latest to join Illinois and California which earlier ordered lockdowns to combat the spread of the virus.
The virus has claimed nearly 230 lives in the US and created havoc in families of more than 18,500 people continues to do more harm as countries continue to confirm cases
Globally more than 275,000 patients have tested positive for the respiratory illness and more than 11,000 have died.
A ban on non-essential travel across the US-Canada border came into effect overnight.
Connecticut, Illinois, and New York on Friday announced measures directing tens of millions of people to stay at home. The restrictions order most workplaces to close and require residents to remain inside except for trips to grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations.