Los Angeles: In view of the increasing cases of Coronavirus, the people of Los Angeles County of California will have to wear masks in closed spaces despite being vaccinated. Health officials have issued this new rule to control the rapidly spreading infection, which came into effect late Saturday night. Los Angeles has a population of 11 million, where cases of ‘Delta’, a highly contagious form of Covid-19, are being reported.
Los Angeles (LA) County Supervisor Hilda Solis said on Sunday that most of the new cases have come from people who have not received anti-Covid-19 vaccines. “I’m not happy that we will have to wear masks again, but this will save our lives and that’s what’s most important to me right now,” he said on ABC’s program ‘This Week’. In California, all economic activity was completely restored from June 15, since then cases of infection are increasing continuously here. San Francisco Bay Area health officials last week urged people to wear masks in public buildings, offices, or commercial establishments regardless of the vaccine.
In San Francisco’s counties, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Sonoma counties and the city of Berkeley, mandatory masks have been abolished. At the same time, Sacramento and Yolo have appealed to people to compulsorily wear masks in closed places. The mask-wearing rule was announced Thursday in Los Angeles County, where new infections and deaths have risen and hospitals are once again overloaded. County health officials said more than a thousand 1,635 new cases were reported in Los Angeles for the 10th day in a row on Sunday, compared to 210 new cases when the state was fully reopened on June 15.