Large gatherings banned in San Francisco and Seattle area to slow the coronavirus outbreak
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (C) addresses the press during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence to discuss concerns over the coronavirus.
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Public officials banned large gatherings in San Francisco and the Seattle area on Wednesday to try to contain the rapidly spreading coronavirus that’s infected more than 121,000 people across the world since December.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said he’s banning gatherings of more than 250 people in several counties across the state to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak that that has killed at least 23 residents. Inslee’s order applies to King County where Seattle is located as well as nearby Snohomish and Pierce counties.
“The number of cases doubles every several days and we’ve had multiple instances of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities where vulnerable persons reside. We expect a large-scale outbreak in weeks …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]