Los Angeles completes its beaches for a long weekend during the celebration of Independence Day, as a number of new spikes coronavirus cases, County officials said Monday.
Beaches will be closed for all recreational activities from 3 July to 6 July at 5 am, to avoid crowding, which could spread coronavirus.
The County also ban fireworks for the holiday weekend, officials said.
“The closure of beaches and prohibition of fireworks in this important summer holiday was an incredibly difficult decision to make, but it’s a responsible decision to protect public health and to protect our citizens from the deadly virus,” Barbara Ferrer, Director of public health, said in ads.
“The fourth of July holiday weekend usually means large crowds and gatherings to celebrate the recipe to increase the transfer COVID-19”, – she added.
The Department of the County of Los Angeles health announced more than 2,900 new COVID-19 cases, on Monday, the largest one-day number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The Department of health said his projections show a marked increase in hospitalizations in the coming weeks, which may cause a surge in its health care system.
“We all need to take this virus more seriously and residents and business owners need to do their part. Physical separation is not mandatory, is a person not elective, spending time with the people you live with isn’t optional — it needs to the health officer of the order are the tools that we need to protect each other, their families and the most vulnerable in our society,” said Ferrer.
The district will be closed all public beaches, marinas, Parking lots and the beach bike paths that cross the stripped part of the beach.
The County said it does not apply to long beach, which has its own health Department at this time. Long beach released a statement shortly after the confirmation it will close the beaches in the city in accordance with the County of Los Angeles.
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