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Chicago mayor warns her city could see 1,000 more COVID-19 deaths by the end of 2020

FILE PHOTO: Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

(Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Thursday that the third largest city in the U.S. could see 1,000 more COVID-19 deaths by the end of 2020 if residents do not change behaviors and do more to stop the spread of the virus.

Lightfoot issued a 30-day advisory that will begin on Monday, calling upon residents to stay at home and not to have visitors, even for Thanksgiving. If residents travel out of the state, they must quarantine for 14 days or submit a negative virus test, she said during a news conference.

Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago, Editing by Franklin Paul

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