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Los Angeles orders more restrictions as coronavirus surges

Virus Outbreak California
Posted at 1:46 AM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 01:46:24-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County has announced a stay-home order as coronavirus cases surge out of control in the nation’s most populous county.

The three-week order takes effect Monday but it stops short of a full shutdown on non-essential businesses, allowing indoor retail to operate at 20% capacity.

It comes as the county confirms 24 new deaths and 4,544 new cases of COVID-19.

Nearly 2,000 people in the county are hospitalized.

The order advises residents to stay home “as much as possible” and to wear a mask when they go outside.

It bans people from gathering with people who aren’t in their households, whether publicly or privately, but church services and protests are excluded.