Kevin Sorbo Mocks Gavin Newsom Curfew: ‘I Almost Got Covid’ but Made It Home at 9:58 PM

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 08: Actor Kevin Sorbo arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "The Incredible Hulk" held at the Universal City Walk on June 8, 2008 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Actor Kevin Sorbo is mocking California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) coronavirus curfew that requires residents of most counties to shelter at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily starting Saturday.

Gov. Newsom announced the curfew on Thursday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state. “Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier. This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month,” the governor tweeted.

Among the counties impacted by the curfew are Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, Santa Cruz, Napa, and Santa Clara. Counties in central California that fall under the purple tier include Kern, Fresno, Kings, and San Luis Obispo.

Kevin Sorbo, who lives in California, mocked Gov. Newsom’s order while also questioning the effectiveness of lockdowns. “I almost got Covid back in august, thankfully I made it back to my house at 9:58 PM, right before the 10 PM curfew,” the Hercules actor tweeted.

Sorbo also questioned the efficacy of government-mandated lockdowns.

The California curfew comes as Gov. Newsom is facing a scandal for attending a party at the exclusive French Laundry restaurant in Napa where guests failed to wear masks or practice social distancing, in direct contradiction of the governor’s own recommendations.

“I made a bad mistake,” the governor said. “Instead of sitting down I should have stood up and walked back and got in my car and drove to my house.”

Gov. Newsom said at the time that the dinner was outside. But photos obtained by FoxLA later showed the guests — which reportedly included members of the California Medical Association — dining and socializing indoors.

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