White House Recommends Limiting Gatherings to Ten People, San Francisco Imposes Lockdown

By Jesse Sokolow on 16 March 2020
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Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

The White House on Monday asked the public to avoid gatherings of more than ten people and suggested avoiding non-essential travel.

“Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in stopping the spread and transmission of the virus,” President Trump said to reporters at the White House, in explaining the rationale.

The president said he was not giving consideration to a nationwide lockdown, similar to what Italy has enacted. “At this moment, we’re not,” he said.

Meanwhile, San Francisco ordered its residents to stay home except for essential needs, and French President Macon imposed a 15-day lockdown in that country.

The Trump Administration closed multiple national monuments including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Statue of Liberty gets 3.5 million visitors annually.

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