The mayor of Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States, on Thursday called on its 2.7 million residents to stay home except for essential travel, including work and school, starting Monday, so as the COVID-19 epidemic is getting out of control in the United States.
This is a recommendation, tweeted Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “Residents are strongly advised not to receive any guest at their homes, to cancel the traditional Thanksgiving holidays, and to avoid traveling,” also indicates the text published by the city.
Private meetings will be limited to a maximum of 10 people, on a mandatory basis.
The state of Illinois, where Chicago is located, on Wednesday recommended that residents stay at home “as much as possible in the next three weeks”, without the recommendation being mandatory.
There have never been so many hospital patients with Covid-19 in the United States since the start of the pandemic, and new restrictions are starting to be enacted at the local level, in the absence of instructions from the federal government of Donald Trump .
In New York City, America’s largest city, bars and restaurants will be subject to a 10 p.m. curfew starting Friday.