(Agency) Washington, due to the rapid increase in cases of monkeypox, a desperate situation has arisen in some states of America. Officials in the western US state of California, San Francisco, have declared a state of emergency in view of the ever-increasing cases of monkeypox throughout the city.
“We want the public to be able to use our resources,” San Francisco Health Officer Susan Phillips said. Philip went on to say that he was not considering imposing any ban. The emergency has been declared under health orders.
After the increase in cases of monkeypox, Senator Scott Wiener of California said that the decision to apply emergency in San Francisco is a very important step. As of Wednesday, 261 people in San Francisco have been infected with monkeypox. San Francisco health officials said they expect the number to rise in the coming days.