County Health Department said in statement that the beaches will be closed to the public from July 3 to 6 at 5 a.m. to prevent the transmission of “deadly COVID-19,” a disease caused by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus,
County fireworks will also be banned on the weekend of July 4, the department said.
“During the holiday weekend, the beaches will be completely closed to all recreational activities. Beach parking lots will also be closed. ” statement to read.
The news came when more than 2,900 new infections of the CCP virus were reported in Los Angeles on Monday, which was “the largest number of cases of a one-day illness since the start of the pandemic,” the department said.
“The data show that the number of people who have tested positive for the virus is growing, and as a result, the number of hospitalizations is increasing,” the report said. “The forecasts of the Ministry of Health show a significant increase in the number of hospital admissions in the coming weeks, which could cause a jump in our healthcare system.”
Barbara Ferrer, director of the county’s public health department, said closing beaches and Banning fireworks during such an “important” summer vacation was an “incredibly difficult decision.”
“But this is a responsible decision to protect public health and protect our people from the deadly virus,” Ferrer said. “The Fourth of July holiday weekend usually means crowds of people and people to celebrate, a recipe for increasing transmission of COVID-19.”
Meanwhile, in other parts of California, Governor Gavin Newsome ordered bars to be closed in counties where there was a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The sign, set in mid-March, announces the temporary closure of restaurants, nightclubs, gyms and entertainment centers at LA Live in Los Angeles on May 7, 2020. (Frederick J. Brown / AFP via Getty Images)
In a statement on Sunday, Newsome said seven counties should close their bars. He also recommended that eight other counties in the most populous US state close their bars, urging Californians to “remain vigilant” against the virus.
“Due to the growing spread, # COVID19 CA orders closing bars in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin and Tulare, and recommends closing them in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa- Klaus. Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislav and Ventura, Newsom said on Twitter.
“COVID-19 is still circulating in California, and is becoming stronger in some parts of the state.” he said in a statement.
“That’s why it is so important that we take this step.”
Los Angeles County remains the epicenter of the state’s outbreak, accounting for approximately more than half of California’s new programs.
In accordance with Fox newsLos Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he would not comply with the order to close the beaches on holidays, saying he had not been consulted before the announcement.
“We were not consulted about closing the beach, and we will only help our beach cities to close parking lots and ensure compliance with traffic rules on PCH,” Villanueva told Fox 11.
“As for the forced closure of the beach, we will not use it because we are‘ Care First, Jail Last. ”