California Gov. Orders Closure of Bars as Coronavirus Cases Rise

With health officials noting younger people hit at a higher rate at the moment.

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After a similar decision was made in hotspots Texas and Florida, California Governor Gavin Newsom has now announced the closure of bars in seven counties and recommending eight other counties close as well. The move comes as Los Angeles County has seen significant increases in Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with a total of 95,371 cases and 3,285 deaths, making it the U.S. county with the most confirmed cases.

Health officials are noting that younger people are testing positive at a higher rate at the moment, leading to the belief that reopening of the social establishments could be a major factor. The Governor’s order was cosigned by the Mayor of Los Angeles but has sparked backlash questioning why bars were opened in the first place.

In case you missed it, the European Union is likely to ban travelers from the United States.

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