Los Angeles and California escalate coronavirus response

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Richard Tzul, News Managing Editor

As the coronavirus rocks the world, bringing new developments by the hour, the largest state in the country and its most populous city waged a new attack in the ongoing war against an invisible enemy.

On Thursday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti along with Los Angeles County officials announced a “Safer at Home” emergency order. Angelenos are expected to stay at home as much as possible and only make essential trips when headed outdoors, such as going to the grocery store, hospital or work.

Those orders were echoed by Governor Gavin Newsom, who made his lock down announcement soon after Garcetti’s. The Golden State is the first in the nation to implement such orders on all of its residents. That’s about 40 million people affected.

News sourced by the New York Times and Politico