These hoping to flee to the seaside this weekend after being pent up at residence are out of luck.
On Friday, Los Angeles County ordered the closure of seashores and mountaineering trails, hoping to keep away from the crowds that might trigger the unfold of the coronavirus.
State and native officers had beforehand ordered the closure of seaside parking tons. However they selected Friday to ratchet up the restrictions, because the variety of instances continues to climb quickly.
“It’s essential that we restrict entry to non-essential locations the place crowds have been gathering,” stated Barbara Ferrer, the director of the L.A. County Division of Public Well being.
Restrooms and bike trails on the seaside may even be closed, as will seaside entry factors.
The county introduced that 5 further folks have died of the virus within the county since Thursday, and that 257 new instances have been recognized.
Extra to come back…