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To avoid a 'scary scenario': the mayor of Los Angeles ordered residents not to leave their homes

On Wednesday, December 2, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned that the city was approaching a “tipping point” and issued a decree requiring residents to stay in their homes and avoid public gatherings as part of new isolation measures to curb the surge in COVID infections. -nineteen. Writes about it Reuters.

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The decree restricts nearly all public gatherings of people from more than one family, but excludes religious services and protests permitted by the constitution.

“Our city is now close to a devastating tipping point, after which the number of hospitalized patients will begin to exceed the capacity of our healthcare system,” said Garcetti.

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States with a population of over 3,9 million. Los Angeles County, where the city is located, has 414 cases of infection and 185 deaths.

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The way to avoid the "scary scenario", Garcetti says, is to refrain from meeting with people outside your family where possible.

He also said to close businesses that require workers to attend, and set travel restrictions, but with certain exceptions.

The directive said that people could "legally" leave their homes to engage in permitted activities such as medical operations, supermarkets and restaurants.

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The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that the pandemic is still raging across the country and the US will face the worst health crisis of all time over the next few months before vaccines become widely available.

More than 19 Americans have died from COVID-270 to date. The influential Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington predicts the death toll by March 000 could reach nearly 1 without greater social distancing and wearing masks.

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