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L.A. County Has Its First Coronavirus Case From Community Spread




A pair of people wearing respiratory masks push a trolley loaded with foodstuffs after having been given a 10-minutes access to shop in a LIDL supermarket in groups of twenty people on February 23, 2020 in Casalpusterlengo, south-west Milan, Italy.
A pair of people wearing respiratory masks push a trolley loaded with foodstuffs after having been given a 10-minutes access to shop in a LIDL supermarket in groups of twenty people on February 23, 2020 in Casalpusterlengo, south-west Milan, Italy.
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Los Angeles County has confirmed that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the county has risen to 16. One of the new cases was contracted through community spread.

In a move to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the world of professional sports, the NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS have issued a joint statement announcing that all non-essential personnel, including media, will not be allowed in team locker rooms. 

Meanwhile, global supply chains that once originated from China are changing, as companies look to find new places to buy their goods.

Many Los Angeles residents are taking extra precautions to try to stay healthy. Do you have any questions about how to avoid coronavirus? Today, we’ll have a medical expert on the show to answer your questions. Call AirTalk at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Barbara Ferrer, Director, Los Angeles County Department Of Public Health

David Eisenman, M.D., professor of medicine and public health at UCLA; director of the university's Center for Public Health and Disasters; Associate Natural Scientist at RAND