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The Mayor Of Los Angeles Promised To Test All Citizens For Free For The Coronavirus

The Mayor Of Los Angeles Promised To Test All Citizens For Free For The Coronavirus

Los Angeles has become the first major US city to offer everyone a free coronavirus test, Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced.

He stressed that priority will still be given to people with symptoms of COVID-19. He duplicated the ad in Spanish.

The project's website specifies that testing is offered to all residents of Los Angeles County, not just the city. It also talks about priority testing of people with symptoms (cough, high temperature, feeling of lack of air), as well as employees of city services who have a lot of contact with people. You can only take the test by appointment.

As of 2018, more than 10 million people live in Los Angeles County. It is the most populated County in the United States. Its population exceeds the population of 41 individual States and the combined population of the ten most sparsely populated States.

As of April 29, according to Garcetti, the number of cases of coronavirus infection in Los Angeles County was 22,485, and 1,541 were detected during the day. In the city for a day 683 cases were added, in total there were 10 380.

California on March 5 introduced an emergency regime due to coronavirus when the state had only 54 identified infected and one died with a coronavirus infection.

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