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New York City Nightclubs, Concert Venues And Movie Theatres Forced To Close

New York City Nightclubs, Concert Venues And Movie Theatres Forced To Close

New York City is the latest place to have strict new rules introduced to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement late on Sunday night saying that all nightclubs, concert venues, movie theatres and small theatre houses will be forced to close.

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Restaurants, bars and cafes will also be restricted to offering food only through take-away and delivery. Patrons won't be able to sit in and eat their food.

Mr de Blasio said: "Our lives are all changing in ways that were unimaginable just a week ago.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"The virus has spread rapidly through the close interactions New Yorkers have in restaurants, bars, and places where we sit together. We have to break the cycle.

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"This is not a decision I make lightly. These places are part of the heart and soul of our city.

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"They are part of what it means to be a New Yorker. But our city is facing an unprecedented threat, and we must respond with a wartime mentality."

The Mayor will sign an executive order today, which will then come into effect on Tuesday at 9am Eastern Time.

It follows New York City closing all schools in a bid to prevent more people from being infected with Covid-19.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.