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D.C. mayor says visitors coming from coronavirus hot spots must quarantine for 14 days – Metro US

D.C. mayor says visitors coming from coronavirus hot spots must quarantine for 14 days

Joint news conference on D.C. Statehood in Washington
Joint news conference on D.C. Statehood in Washington

(Reuters) – Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday said anyone coming into the District of Columbia from a coronavirus hot spot who was not traveling for essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The order, which goes into effect on Monday, excludes neighboring Maryland and Virginia, Bowser said on Twitter.

The nation’s capital has seen a spike in coronavirus infections as it moves toward reopening its economy.

Bowser, a Democrat, issued an order Wednesday requiring residents to wear a mask when they leave home.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Sandra Maler and Jonathan Oatis)

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