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More than 10 million individuals in Southern California on Thursday were ordered to stay at residence unless definitely necessary in an effort to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Los Angeles County Manager Kathryn Barger revealed the "safer-at-home" required-- closing all non-essential companies as well as prohibiting all events of greater than 10 people-- days after the San Francisco Bay Area provided a similar "shelter-in-place" order.

" The order is the following step to safeguarding our homeowners from the coronavirus by raising our social distancing," Barger told press reporters. "We understand that staying at home and also reducing contact is the best way to halt the spread."

The order needs all non-essential services, like museums, malls, retailers and also workplaces to shutter.

Individuals will just be allowed to leave their homes for "crucial activities" like grabbing food or grocery stores, mosting likely to the doctor or strolling in their area.

" We're about to participate in a new way of living here in Los Angeles, for a duration," claimed Mayor Eric Garcetti.

" This is not shelter in position like a college capturing this is stay at home due to the fact that you're safer at home," Garcetti added. "This is not a request. This is an order."

It will certainly work twelve o'clock at night Friday.

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