LA mayor orders residents to remain house amid COVID-19 spike
Los Angeles on Wednesday evening issued an emergency order directing all metropolis residents to remain house amid a surge in coronavirus circumstances.
Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced the brand new restrictions at a press briefing, the place he said, “It’s time to cancel all the pieces.”
Residents are nonetheless permitted to depart their houses for sure important providers, together with for well being care and grocery purchasing. Different companies and establishments resembling banks, media retailers and put up places of work are additionally deemed important.
However most private and non-private gatherings of individuals from multiple family are prohibited, the order mentioned, apart from when attending church or a protest.
“My message couldn’t be easier,” Garcetti mentioned Wednesday evening. “It’s time to hunker down. It’s time to cancel all the pieces. And if it isn’t important, don’t do it.
“Don’t meet up with others outdoors your family. Don’t host a gathering. Don’t attend a gathering,” he mentioned.
In response to the order, by Wednesday, extra folks within the metropolis had been contaminated with COVID-19 than at another level within the pandemic.
“Our metropolis is now near a devastating tipping level, past which the variety of
hospitalized sufferers would begin to overwhelm our hospital system, in flip risking
useless struggling and loss of life,” the order learn.
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