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Chicago orders business curfew amid virus' 'second surge'

Added 10-22-20 03:03:03pm EST - “Chicago businesses will have to close by 10 p.m. and residents are asked to limit gatherings to six people as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases among residents continues to rise, the city's mayor announced Thursday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Chicago orders business curfew amid virus’ ‘second surge’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago businesses will have to close by 10 p.m. and residents are asked to limit gatherings to six people as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases among residents continues to rise, the city’s mayor announced Thursday.

“We are - no doubt whatsoever - in a second surge,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “This is what it looks like.”

Lightfoot also announced that bars without food licenses must stop serving customers indoors and liquor sales citywide must end at 9 p.m.

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Lightfoot warned earlier this week that rising numbers of new confirmed cases could lead to reinstated restrictions on the city’s economy. As of Thursday, Lightfoot said the city was reporting an average of 645 new cases during the past seven days.

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