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US Chicago announced a business curfew and banned large social gatherings as Covid-19 cases rise

14:50  23 october  2020
14:50  23 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Chicago Issues Business Curfew as Cases , Hospitalizations Surge. Chicago will implement a night-time curfew for non-essential businesses starting on Friday for at least two weeks to try to stop the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Thursday.

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Businesses in Chicago will now have to shut down by 10 p.m., following a new order that aims to curb the latest surge of Covid-19.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the curfew for nonessential businesses on Thursday. The move is an effort to avoid "catastrophic" results later, Lightfoot said during a news conference. She called a recent increase in hospitalizations "worrying."

"This is a critical moment for us and is really going to determine what we all experience for months to come," said Lightfoot. "There's no other option. It doesn't exist."

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COVID - 19 Cases by counties of Alabama by March 22. On March 25, Tuscaloosa city mayor Walt Maddox issued a city -wide curfew (the second in the state), lasting from 10 On March 12, Governor Newsom announced that mass gatherings over 250 people were banned until the On March 19, Governor Newsom announced a statewide stay at home order with all residents except those working

The 10 p.m. curfew goes into effect Friday and will last for two weeks, a news release from the mayor's office says. Bars without a retail food license won't be able to serve customers indoors at any time. And all establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption must end service at 9 p.m.

The city is also asking Chicagoans to avoid social gatherings of more than six people and to end all social gatherings by 10 p.m.

While these restrictions are meant to be in place through early November, part of the main metric to reopen will come from driving the positivity rate -- the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are actually positive -- back down below 5%. Chicago is currently seeing a 6.4% positivity rate, up from 4.6% last week.

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Some 460 patients were hospitalized Thursday with Covid-19 or suspected Covid-19, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said. That was up from 314 at the start of this week and up from 249 hospitalized patients one month ago, Arwady added.

Over just the past two weeks, 42 states have seen hospitalizations increase by more than 5%, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Ten states recorded their highest number of Covid-19 hospitalizations Tuesday: Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin, according to the researchers.

"Everyone is exhausted, and nobody wants to hear more bad news, but it's pretty clear that this fall/winter surge is now finally arriving," Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN this week.

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MILAN (AP) — Protesters set trash bins afire and police responded with hydrant sprays in downtown Rome Tuesday night, part of a day of public outpouring of anger against virus-fighting measures like evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms and theaters — a sign of growing discontent across Europe with renewed coronavirus restrictions. Pedestrians and motorists returning home from work in Rome were taken by surprise when protesters, some of them hooded and members of an extreme-right political group, set afire to trash bins in Piazza del Popolo, overturned parked motor scooters and mopeds and hurled smoke bombs, state TV reported.

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