New York City’s famed Broadway shows will go dark Thursday night over fears of further Coronavirus outbreaks in the Big Apple; shutting down productions are Governor Cuomo banned gatherings of 500 people or more.
“Broadway will shut down tonight until April 12, due to the coronavirus outbreak, several sources told The Post. In what is the worst crisis the industry has faced since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, several shows will not be able to recover,” reports the New York Post.
“Along with Broadway going dark, classic music fans will be shut out, too, as the New York Philharmonic announced today that it has canceled all of its concerts immediately and through March 31,” adds the newspaper.
“Science dictates these decisions,” said Cuomo.
There are now 148 cases of Coronavirus in Westchester County, 95 in New York City, and 61 on Long Island.
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BREAKING: NYC 'Postpones' St. Patrick’s Day Parade for First Time Since 1762 Over Coronavirus Fears
New York City officials postponed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Wednesday over fears of an additional Coronavirus outbreak in the nation’s largest metropolis.
“New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled for the first time in more than 250 years over coronavirus fears after dozens of New Yorkers contracted the new disease, according to reports,” reports the NY Daily News.
“The parade along Fifth Avenue has been held every year since 1762, drawing some 2 million spectators and revelers. Another 150,000 march in the parade,” adds the newspaper.
NEW | NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is cancelled for the first time in 258 years over coronavirus fears ☘️😑https://t.co/OO7ZkgbfFC
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 11, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) March 11, 2020
The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 -better known as Coronavirus- a global “pandemic” Wednesday; confirming the disease is responsible for 4,291 deaths in 114 countries around the world.
“We have therefore made the assessment that #COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” said a release from the organization.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11, 2020
“During a media briefing Wednesday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, said there are now more than 118,000 cases of COVID-19 in 114 countries, with 4,291 deaths,” reports Fox News.
“All countries can still change the course of this pandemic,” Tedros said. “If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace and mobilize their people in the response.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
CUOMO’S PLAN: New York Unveils Prison-Made Hand Sanitizer to Stop Price Gauging at Local Shops
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his new plan to crackdown on price gauging at local shops across the state this week; announcing a line of prisoner-made hand sanitizer to help fight the Coronavirus.
“As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus continues to rise, unscrupulous retailers are exploiting New Yorkers’ anxieties about the virus, and charging exorbitant prices for hand sanitizer and other similar products,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
“He said the inmate-produced ‘NYS Clean Hand Sanitizer’ will be available to New York residents free of charge as well as to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates New York’s subways and commuter railroads, to other state agencies and to New Rochelle, the Westchester County city that’s been the epicenter of the state’s coronavirus outbreak,” reports Fox News.
UPDATE: There are now 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in New York state, most of which in Westchester County. Gov. Cuomo also unveiled a new, state-branded hand sanitizer, which smells like a "floral bouquet." #ROC
— News 8 WROC (@News_8) March 9, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces hand sanitizer created by the state, and says it will be distributed to schools, governmental agencies, MTA, prisons and more, calling it "a superior product to products now on the market." https://t.co/iNGFbepCLw #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/naJSkSyj1Y
— ABC News (@ABC) March 9, 2020
Oh my. New York has produced its own hand sanitizer. Here’s Gov. Cuomo pitching it. pic.twitter.com/lcWsDDNseA
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) March 9, 2020
“It’s much cheaper for us to make it ourselves than to buy it on the open market,” he added.
New York State pays incarcerated workers 65 cents per hour.
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