The Coronavirus Has Officially Been Declared A Pandemic

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The Coronavirus Has Officially Been Declared A Pandemic

As of March 11, The World Health Organization has officially referred to the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.

As newly reported cases and jaw-dropping headlines continue to flood our feeds, WHO has begun to aggressively take steps to combat the spread of the new coronavirus which has infected over 125,000 people worldwide.

There have been a total of 157 confirmed cases in California, 20 of which reside in Los Angeles County. The city is working closely with the County’s Department of Public Health to share updates as well as information on how locals can prevent spreading the virus — precautionary measures include following healthy hygiene practices, staying home when sick, and avoiding high fives, shakes, and hugs.

On Tuesday, Palm Spring’s popular three-day music festival got postponed from April to October later this year — find out Coachella’s rescheduling details here.

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