Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has officially ordered closure of all gyms, restaurants and bars on Sunday night. There is over 335 coronavirus cases confirmed in Los Angeles.
His post on Twitter read they’ll be closing “bars, nightclubs, restaurants (except takeout/delivery), entertainment venues and gyms until March 31st.
Needless to say, alcoholics aren’t too happy about the move. Some of them posted their frustrations on social media. Claiming that nothing could stop them, the amount that they drink nothing could kill them. The virus would “bounce right off of them” said one Facebook user.
Well guess what, that isn’t true. Drinking alcohol lowers your immune system. But believe what you want too.
Though Eric Garcetti is the mayor of the City of Los Angeles, the greater LA area also contains separate municipalities such as Santa Monica, Culver City, West Hollywood, and Pasadena, just to name a few.
It’s unclear whether Garcetti’s mandate will carry over to these other cities, though given the City of LA’s stature in greater Southern California, it seems likely those other cities and even nearby counties (such as Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Berdardino) will follow suit with a restaurant and bar closure mandate. – Eater