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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti tests positive for COVID-19 during Scotland trip – Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, Nov. 3, members of his staff posted on the mayor’s Twitter account.

The mayor is quarantining in Glasgow, Scotland, where he was to attend the the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

“He is feeling good and isolating in his hotel room. He is fully vaccinated,” the social media post said.

Last December, Garcetti and his family quarantined, after his daughter tested positive for COVID-19.

Garcetti, 50, is anticipated to step down from his current post soon, after his appointment as a U.S. Ambassador to India has been confirmed by Congress.

No firm timetable has been announced for hearings yet.  Earlier this year, he said he anticipated the confirmation could occur by the end of the year, about a year before his term as mayor ends.

The mayor has reported that he was vaccinated, though it’s unknown if he has gotten a booster shot. he has been a vocal booster for coronavirus vaccinations.

According to his office, Garcetti tested negative for the virus on Tuesday morning.

The mayor’s team was figuring out what will happen next as Garcetti isolates in Glasgow. Garcetti’s scheduled attendance at a New York Times panel on urban challenges and solutions to combating the climate crisis was canceled.

On Monday, the mayor announced in front of heads of state that C40 Cities, a climate coalition of 97 cities — which Garcetti chairs — received pledges from more than 1,000 cities and local governments to join the coalition’s Race to Zero.

The mayor has spent the last couple of days with the C40 delegation, which includes mayors from 12 international cities within the coalition, including mayors of Athens, Phoenix, Paris, North Dhaka, Oslo, Freetown, Stockholm and Seattle.

Garcetti and the rest of the delegation took a 4.5-hour train ride together from London’s Euston Station to Glasgow’s Central Station on Monday.

In Glasgow, Garcetti was in close contact with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was named to succeed Garcetti as chair of C40 Cities, as well as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is serving as UN Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions and Global Ambassador for the Race to Zero and Race To Resilience campaigns.

Garcetti has championed vaccines and other measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The City Council has also passed an array of measures intended to stave off the pandemic.

Citywide mandates are scheduled go into effect Nov. 8, requiring patrons to show evidence of vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, coffee shops, breweries, wineries, gyms, spas, nail salons and barbershops in Los Angeles, along with movie theaters and shopping malls.

The City Council passed the new mandate in early October and was expected to take effect Nov. 4, but the deadline was later pushed to Nov. 8.

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