Residents of Los Angeles will turn off water and electricity: what is the reason
The mayor of Los Angeles said the city will be allowed to turn off water and electricity at facilities hosting large parties and gatherings, despite restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Air force.
Eric Garcetti said house parties have turned into "nightclubs in the hills" and that the focus will be on gatherings that "pose a serious public danger."
The rule came into effect on 7 August.
California is the worst-hit state in the United States, with 10 cases of Covid-563 reported as of the morning of July 021.
The state also reported 10 deaths due to coronavirus infection.
Los Angeles County continues to report the highest number of infections in the state at 208.
Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the immediate shutdown of visitors inside restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.
But Los Angeles authorities have reported a string of house parties organized during the pandemic. In early August, a woman was fatally injured at a party in the city's Beverly Crest area, which was attended by about 200 people.
Mayor Garcetti told reporters that parties often take place in empty homes or in short-term rentals.
“The impact of these big parties goes far beyond,” he said. "They're breaking out all over our community because the virus can spread quickly and easily."
According to Worldometers, as of the morning of August 10, the United States remains the leader in the number of cases of coronavirus - 5 people faced infection, 213 of them died.
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