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AP Interview: LA mayor could curb travel if virus cases soar

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 19:10:02-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is encouraged by a slowing rate of corornavirus infections in the region but says City Hall could expand restrictions on public activity if the numbers take a turn for the worse.

The mayor told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that the possibilities include requiring people to stay mostly in their neighborhoods, rather than travel longer distances for shopping and exercise.

Even with a slowing infection rate in the Los Angeles area, Garcetti says he's continuing to seek more ventilators and protective gear for health care workers.

The mayor also says his greatest fear remains potential spread of the virus within households.