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Los Angeles bans trick-or-treating, Halloween activities in pandemic

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles County health officials said on Wednesday that trick-or-treating and Halloween gatherings would be banned in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Halloween gatherings, events or parties with non-household members are not permitted even if they are conducted outdoors,” the Los Angeles County Department of Health said in a statement posted on its website.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Chris Reese

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