By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 04:40 GMT, 3 December 2020 | Updated: 04:43 GMT, 3 December 2020
Los Angeles residents have been ordered to stay in their homes because of the surge in COVID cases.
The city was told the new move was 'necessary for the protection of life and property in the City of Los Angeles'.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It comes hours after mayor Eric Garcetti told the almost four million people in rthe city limits to 'cancel everything'.
'Don’t meet up with others outside your household. Don’t host gatherings. Don’t go to gatherings. Just stay home.'
The city's statement read: 'Our City is now close to a devastating tipping point, beyond which the number of hospitalized patients would start to overwhelm our hospital system, in turn risking needless suffering and death.
'These unfortunate facts about the spread of COVID-19 in our