San Francisco Mayor London Breed has declared a state of emergency in the city as the coronavirus outbreak intensifies across the globe. There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in San Francisco but the authorities have taken the decision considering the global picture of the deadly virus. The mayor of the city has said that looking at the intensity of the virus she wants to protect the city before it falls prey to the deadly illness. The new emergency will help officials to gather all the resources and personnel for taking measures of emergency planning. The state of emergency as well will allow officials to respond rapidly to a potential coronavirus case in the city. This move has been taken after Santa Clara County has announced a state emergency in its region. State emergency will be effective for 7 days. Afterward, it will be voted by the board of supervisors on March 3.
The decision from Breed has come after; the US has given a stark warning of possible coronavirus outbreak in the US. The director of the Center for Immunization ad Respiratory Diseases at Centers at CDC has said that the containment has become difficult as the deadly virus is spreading across more and more communities. Some of the lawmakers doubt whether the officials are taking proper measures to eliminate the risk of the virus in the US or not. Some experts have told that they have requested $2.5 billion as the funding for emergency coronavirus was insufficient.
As far as China is concerned, around 77000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the city of Wuhan, where the virus was detected for the first time. More than 2000 cases have been reported so far in other countries. Nearly 57 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States. The proximity of San Francisco and China and the volume of travel have been deciding factors in the announcement of state emergency. Many tech companies have halted business travel to China. More than 2700 people across the globe have died due to COVID-19. Roughly, 80000 people have been diagnosed with the virus around the world.