U.S. capital Washington suspended unnecessary operations to curb the spread of new coronavirus

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 U.S. capital Washington suspended unnecessary operations to curb the spread of new coronavirus


Baoze said at the press conference that the municipal authorities ordered the closure of barber shops, tattoo shops and other non emergency services on the same day, and the municipal motor vehicle administration, consumer and Regulatory Affairs Bureau and Transportation Bureau stopped on-site office work. We have actually shut down economic activity in our cities to stop the spread of the virus, she said

Previously, Washington D.C. has banned large gatherings, closed stadiums and cinemas, banned restaurants and bars from providing on-site catering services, and extended the social alienation period from March 31 to April 27, which means that schools in Washington D.C. will not resume school until April 24.

The annual Washington Sakura Festival opened on the 20th, but the opening ceremony, Sakura Kite Festival, Sakura parade and other activities were cancelled. In Chaoxi lake, a famous place for Cherry Blossom appreciation in Washington, D.C., although the flow of people is significantly less than that in previous years, the people who enjoy flowers come and go by the lake, in groups of three or five, are difficult to maintain the social distance recommended by epidemic prevention experts. To prevent the spread of the epidemic, police in Washington recently closed the road to the tidal lake with police cars.

As of Wednesday, 137 people in Washington, D.C., had tested positive for the new coronavirus, and two people infected with the new coronavirus died, Bao said.