LA County announces new curbs amid surging Covid-19 cases


Los Angeles, Nov 28 : Health officials in Los Angeles County have issued a new stay-home order urging residents to avoid gatherings due to an out of control surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases. The county's five-day average of new confirmed cases currently stands at over 4,700, forcing its health department to take the additional actions on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. The three-week "safer at home" order will take effect on Monday. Residents are advised to "stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering" when they go out. The order bans people from attending public or private gatherings with non-household members, but exempts religious services and protests under "constitutionally protected rights," according to local health authorities. Of California's 1,179,857 Covid-19 cases, Los Angeles County accounts for more than 383,000. The state's death toll currently stands at 19,075, of which the County has reported 7,580. /IANS


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