Orange County declares emergency over coronavirus

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A coronavirus health advisory is posted in the emergency department at St. Joseph Medical Center in Orange.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Orange County is declaring a health emergency in response to the coronavirus, which has killed thousands globally, officials announced Wednesday.

The move comes as local officials are fighting a proposal to locate coronavirus patients to a facility in Costa Mesa, which has sparked a bitter court battle. At the focus of their fury is a proposal to use the Fairview Developmental Center as a coronavirus quarantine site, a notion that drew swift and fierce condemnation from city, county, state and federal officials representing the area.

Read more here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-02-26/orange-county-declares-emergency-over-coronavirus-a-day-after-san-francisco-issues-decree?utm_source=LAT+Breaking+News&utm_campaign=23203f9dc3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_26_09_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b3d39b0044-23203f9dc3-85511869

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