LB Officials say they're taking a “proactive” approach on monitoring the coronavirus
In Long Beach:
In a Thursday night press conference, Mayor Garcia and officials from the Long Beach Health Department discuss how the city is monitoring the global outbreak, just in case the Coronavirus reaches Long Beach.
City Hall, Deukmejian Courthouse and the Long Beach Airport will have hand-sanitizers put in.
The City will be increasing the washing of public areas and continue to be in communication with the CDC, per the O.C Register.
Health officials are urging the public to wash your hands and to stay home if you feel ill.
There are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Long Beach.
According to the Wall Street Journal, "Container ship operators have canceled 40 sailings at the Port of Los Angeles between Feb. 11 and April 1, mostly for vessels coming from China,".
At this moment, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday the state is monitoring about 8,400 people for the coronavirus and that 33 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in California.
The state currently has a shortage of coronavirus testing kits.
One person, a resident of Solano County, maybe the first person-to-person transmission within the general public, due to "the individual had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual".