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NYC Mayor to close dine-in restaurants and bars amid Coronavirus concerns

New York City has safest year on record
Posted at 10:26 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 22:26:42-04

NEW YORK — New York City will move forward without dine-in restaurants and bars as concerns over the Coronavirus mount. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that he is limiting establishments to providing only takeout or delivery.

Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses and concert venues will also be required to close. The order will go into effect Tuesday night at 9 p.m.

Ohio, Illinois, and other parts of the county, have made similar moves to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Sunday that organizers should cancel large events of more than 50 people that are scheduled in the next eight weeks.

Among the events the CDC recommends be canceled are "conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings" and other similar group events.