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DC orders two-week quarantine for travelers from hotspots

Washington

Seeking to address newly rising infection numbers, Washington, D.C., is mandating that anyone arriving in the nation’s capital after non-essential travel to a coronavirus hot spot area must self-quarantine for 14 days.

The executive order from Mayor Muriel Bowser comes days after Bowser took the step of making face-masks mandatory outdoors in the nation’s capital. “We know, unfortunately, there are states that are seeing significant spikes in new cases,” Bowser said.

After saying they had successfully blunted the infection curve in the city earlier this summer, health officials say the infection numbers have slowly crept upward, reaching triple digits on Wednesday for the first time in weeks, The Associated Press reported.