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New York City Mayor Monthly bill de Blasio is keeping a push conference scheduled at 3:30 p.m. ET to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 328 persons across the state as of Thursday afternoon.
Shortly before the push convention, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on gatherings of 500 or more individuals throughout the state “for the foreseeable upcoming” as general public officers try to comprise the rapidly relocating virus. The ban incorporates New York City’s Broadway theaters, which will need to close beginning a 5 pm tonight. Last 7 days, ticket sales on Broadway arrived at $26.7 million across performs and performances, in accordance to Broadway Environment.
Previously in the day, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art shut its doors starting up March 13, which includes the Satisfied Breuer and the Fulfilled Cloisters. Daniel Weiss, the Met’s president and main government, explained the museum is undergoing a rigorous cleansing and more actions will be announced following week.
Globally, there have been extra than 127,000 confirmed conditions of COVID-19 and at minimum 4,700 fatalities, according to information compiled by Johns Hopkins College. There are at the very least 1,300 instances and at least 38 fatalities in the U.S.
CNBC’s Hannah Miller and Sarah Whitten contributed to this report.