San Francisco has quickly halted deliberate reopenings scheduled for subsequent week amid a surge in coronavirus cases whereas Gov. Gavin Newsom urged one Southern California county to reinstitute stay-at-home orders after a spike in constructive COVID-19 assessments there.
Town recorded 103 new cases Thursday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed stated in a Friday announcement, affecting numerous companies and actions that embody outside bars, barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, museums, zoos and outside swimming.
“Our reopening course of is guided by knowledge and science,” Breed said. “COVID-19 cases are rising all through California and we’re now seeing an increase in cases in San Francisco too. Our numbers are nonetheless low however they’re rising quickly. Whereas I do know this pause is disappointing to residents and companies [sic] house owners, we have to quickly delay the re-openings that had been scheduled for Monday.”
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Town initially reopened outside eating and indoor retail shops on June 15, when solely 20 new cases had been recorded, Breed stated. She urged individuals to put on face coverings, keep social distancing and to observe good hygiene.
“At our current rate, the number could double rapidly,” she stated. “If that continues and we do not intervene, we will be at such a high number that our only option would be to shut down.”
California recorded practically 4,900 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, Newsom stated Friday. The state is monitoring 15 counties for worsening coronavirus traits, together with Los Angeles County.
He particularly known as out Imperial County, which sits on the U.S.-Mexico border east of San Diego. The county has a inhabitants of 175,000 individuals and has seen excessive charges of constructive assessments — 23 p.c prior to now week in comparison with 5.3 p.c in the remainder of the state, he stated.
In a Friday replace, Newsom urged Imperial County leaders to reimpose restrictions to fight the unfold of the virus.
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“We are advising and counseling them to move forward and reinstitute the stay-at-home order, but they will move at their discretion,” he stated. “If they are not able to come to some consensus, I am committed to intervening as is my role and responsibility as governor.”
Newsom famous that he’s assured officers will heed his name.
The Related Press contributed to this report.