Los Angeles mayor orders residents to stay home

Los Angeles residents were ordered to stay at home by the city's mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles residents were ordered to stay at home by the city's mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday in a bid to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

"I'm issuing a Safer at Home emergency order -- ordering all residents of @LACity to stay inside their homes and immediately limit all nonessential movement," he tweeted.

"We're taking this urgent action to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives."