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Los Angeles virus restrictions to halt nearly all gatherings
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Los Angeles virus restrictions to halt nearly all gatherings

Los Angeles county on Friday announced a temporary ban on gatherings of people from different households under a new “safer-at-home order” triggered by a spike in Covid-19 cases, with religious services and protests exempt. The order affecting the United States’ second-largest city will take effect Monday and last at least three weeks, until December 20, the county’s public health department said. “In the new Order that goes into effect on Monday, residents are advised to stay home as much as possible,” said a statement. “All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for faith based services and protests, which are constitutionally protected rights,” it added. Densely populated Los Angeles county has suffered over 7,600 coronavi...