Mayor Shuts Down Schools and Nightlife to Contain COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted on: March 16th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

The COVID-19 virus is eating its way through the populace like body snatchers. One by one, establishments are closing altogether.

While Hell Square was packed with drunks, through the weekend rush, come Tuesday, it’ll be crickets.

In the aftermath of the total shutdown of Hoboken this weekend – Mayor Ravinder Bhalla banned all restaurants from serving dine-in customers and closed bars, while also implementing a 10pm curfew – Mayor de Blasio also caved and just ordered all bars and restaurants closed effective tomorrow. Any service for the foreseeable future is now limited to delivery and takeout. He’s expected to sign the executive order today.

Hizzoner had announced yesterday morning on CNN that “every option is on the table” regarding the fight to contain the virus. Now we know what that entails. Halting bars, restaurants, and also public schools. Indeed, the entire school system is on recess until April 20.

As of Sunday, there were over 300 confirmed coronavirus cases in New York City.

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