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New York Orders Schools, Bars And Restaurants to Shut Down

Mar 16, 2020 - The New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that it was a wrenching decision to close places that are the ''heart and soul of the city.''

Facing mounting pressure, New York City officials announced on Sunday a sweeping shutdown of tens of thousands of bars and restaurants, and the closure of the city's public school system -- the largest in the nation -- in an effort to suppress the spread of the coronavirus.

From California to Washington, D.C., governors and mayors are grappling with how far gover...