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D.C. mayor says visitors coming from coronavirus hot spots must quarantine for 14 days

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By Jan Wolfe

(Reuters) – Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday said anyone coming into the District of Columbia from a coronavirus hot spot who was not traveling for essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The order, which goes into effect on Monday, excludes neighboring Maryland and Virginia, Bowser said on Twitter.

The nation’s capital has seen a spike in coronavirus infections as it moves toward reopening its economy.

Bowser, a Democrat, issued an order Wednesday requiring residents to wear a mask when they leave home.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Sandra Maler and Jonathan Oatis)

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