October 22, 2021


World News

Chicago shops boarded up as month-long stay-at-home advisory kicks off with locals praising move

Chicago shops were seen boarded up with plywood on Monday as a month-long stay-at-home advisory with new restrictive measures, issued by Mayor Lori Lightfoot last week, kicked off. With Thanksgiving Day approaching and COVID-19 cases on the rise, the new measures encourage Chicagoans to remain home except for work, school, or essential needs. “It sucks that we are going to shut down for Thanksgiving, but I mean, at the end of the day, do you want to have COVID, or do you want to have turkey?” said a local. Restaurants and bars were also required to stop indoor service, only offering takeaways. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the state of Illinois has lost 11,204 lives in connection to COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (rupty.tv)