DC orders restaurant and bar closures


The suspension — which also orders health clubs, spas, massage parlors and theaters to close by Tuesday — is set to last until April 1. "There is, of course, a lot more that we have to learn about COVID-19, but one thing that we know is that social distancing can mitigate the spread of the virus," Bowser said at a press conference Monday. "At the moment, social distancing is our main tool for flattening the curve."Listen to the CNN Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction podcast with chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta here.The new restrictions in Washington follow similar orders being carried out by state and local governments across the country in an effort to contain the virus, which has infected more than 4,000 people and killed at least 70 in the United States, according to health officials.New York and Las Vegas both announced major closures of their entertainment industries on Sunday, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio temporarily closing restaurants, nightclubs and concert venues.Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington state and Pennsylvania have all issued similar orders to protect citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.On a national level, the White House has advised all Americans to avoid groups of more than 10 and urged older people to stay at home altogether.The new guidance, which President Donald Trump announced from the White House in Read More – Source