The Los Angeles County Board is considering extending the lockdown in the city and region around it by at least three more months, writes the Los Angeles Times. There is no official decision yet, but according to head of the local health service, Barbara Ferrer, the restrictions are likely to remain in effect until the end of July.
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States. The county to which the city belongs has about 10 million inhabitants. Since March they are only allowed to leave for essential things, such as work and groceries.
According to Ferrer, earlier relaxations are only possible if the spread of the coronavirus decreases sharply. As of today, the beaches will open again for individual athletes in Los Angeles. For example, people can only swim or run. Sunbathing is not allowed.
Nearly 68,000 cases of the coronavirus are known in California. 2,800 people have died from the virus. Los Angeles County accounts for nearly half of all infections in the state and more than half of all corona deaths.