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San Francisco imposes new coronavirus restrictions

Dec 05, 2020

Washington (US), December 5: The mayor of the western US city of San Francisco has ordered new lockdowns and business restrictions to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed amid a continuing surge in coronavirus cases.
San Francisco, together with counties across the Bay Area of California, is implementing the new measures starting at 10 p.m. on Sunday through January 4.
Retail stores will be required to reduce capacity to 20 percent as part of the restrictions. Restaurants and other dining establishments can only offer delivery or take-out.
The governor of California is implementing stay at home orders for regions of the state that are at less than 15 percent capacity for intensive care beds. San Francisco has not reached this threshold, but is preemptively implementing the same restrictions.
Mayor London Breed said, "The faster we flatten the curve, the less time it takes us to move out of the danger zone." She also urged residents to take the situation seriously and called for their cooperation.
Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University show a record 2,879 COVID-19 patients died throughout the US on Thursday.
Source: NHK World