Authorities crack down on measures to stop virus spread

Officials have targeted house parties and large gatherings in Los Angeles as Mayor Bill DeBlasio doubles down on penalties and fines up to $10K for travelers who fail to quarantine for 14 days.
1:22 | 08/06/20

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America's two largest cities tonight launching crackdowns, hoping to contain the virus. New York City setting up random checkpoints at bridges, tunnels and train stations to track visitors from 34 high risk the city says one-fifth of new cases here are coming from outside New York. Los Angeles threatening to pull the plug on homes hosting huge parties. Here's ABC's gio Benitez. Reporter: America's two largest cities tonight, cracking down, to prevent any additional covid-19 spread. Los Angeles police shutting down this wedding Wednesday night and targeting house parties like this one. Hundreds of revelers, few masks and no social distancing in sight. And starting tomorrow, they're cutting off utilities. By turning off that power, shutting down that water, we feel we can close these places down. Reporter: And New York City, setting up random quarantine checkpoints, stopping cars at key entry sites including here on Staten Island. Even warning travelers at Penn station. It has to become clear that this is serious business and it comes with consequences. Reporter: Travelers entering New York from 34 states plus Puerto Rico must quarantine for 14 days. And New York City officials say they've already stopped 50 cars with 100% compliance, but violators may face some big fines. We're talking about up to $10,000, Tom. $10,000. All right, gio, thank you for that.

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