Los Angeles orders all citizens to cover their faces to prevent virus expansion

    The mayor of the Californian city, who issued a confinement order, has specified that businesses can refuse to provide their services to customers who do not have their faces covered.

    Los Angeles orders all citizens to cover their faces to prevent virus expansion
    A mural about the coronavirus in Los Angeles. (EFE)

    The mayor of the city ​​of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has ordered this Tuesday to the employees of the businesses considered “essential” and to the users who need their services to cover their faces from this Friday to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

    Likewise, the mayor of the Californian city, who issued a confinement order for citizens, has specified that these businesses may refuse to provide their services to customers who do not have their faces covered.

    On the other hand, “essential” businesses that remain open during confinement, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, hotels, taxis, home delivery companies or construction companies must provide their employees with some way to cover their faces, Garcetti has indicated at a press conference collected by the CNN television network.

    Additionally, employers must provide their employees with access to clean facilities, with soap and disinfectant gel, to wash their hands and allow them to wash their hands every 30 minutes.

    Employers must give access to clean, soapy and sanitizing gel facilities and allow them to be washed every 30 minutes

    The state of California has, so far, 17,351 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 432 deaths. The United States is the country with the most confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the world, almost 400,000, while fatalities exceed 12,900. New York State is the main epicenter of the pandemic, with 138,836 positive cases and 5,489 deaths.