Washington, May 14 (IANS) Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Wednesday that the city is extending its stay-at-home order through June 8.
“We're not there yet and not quite ready to begin that phased new opening,” Bowser said at a news briefing, Xinhua reported.
The city, she said, is looking for a 14-day decline in new coronavirus cases, but so far has only seen a four-day decline.
The order was previously scheduled to expire on May 15.
Washington, DC has reported a total of 6,584 confirmed cases, with 350 deaths, according to a count by the municipal government.