Two mayors, two shots as the coronavirus hits Anaheim and Santa Ana HardVoice of OC

The number of Orange County coronaviruses is increasing as businesses open and various city and county officials seek to restart the local economy in an effort to recover millions of lost tax revenue.

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The increases are particularly impacting Anaheim and Santa Ana. While OC’s two largest cities represent nearly 22 percent of the county’s population, they account for 40 percent of cases.

Although the virus is sweeping both cities, there have been different responses from the two mayors.

The mayor of Santa Ana, Miguel Pulido, highlighted the growing cases of viruses.

“Unfortunately, we lead the county in a category that we don’t want to lead … and we’re moving up fast.” Pulido said in a June 25 video tweeted by the city. “I am going to do much more in the next few days, not just more messages, we are going to have a mask contest. By having people design masks, we will try to raise awareness. We are going to ask people to make videos about the masks and to wear them, why they are important. “

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu has not spoken about the growing number of people in the city.

“Anaheim has faced the challenge of the coronavirus with an unprecedented closure of our city, providing thousands of meals to our older adults and families with loans so that the smallest companies can survive. And eviction and rent aid for those struggling with the crisis, “Sidhu said on a June 15 Facebook video.

Instead of increasing the number of coronaviruses, Sidhu focused on the city’s economic recovery.