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Los Angeles County gets state permission to expand reopening

Virus Outbreak California
Posted at 12:37 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 15:37:24-04

(AP) — Los Angeles County has won approval to reopen restaurants and hair-cutting businesses that have been off-limits to customers to help prevent spread of the coronavirus.

The state on Friday granted the county a variance to the governor's multi-stage reopening plan.

The county of 10 million residents has more than half of the statewide death toll from COVID-19 and had been moving toward reopening its economy than most of the other counties.

County Supervisor Janice Hahn says this means restaurants, salons and barbershops will be able to reopen. Details on implementation of the decision have yet to be released.