New York City Declares State of Emergency, Amid Statewide Ban on All Large Gatherings
New York City Declares State of Emergency, Amid Statewide Ban on All Large Gatherings

New York City has officially declared a state of emergency. Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced new widespread restrictions on public gatherings, including Broadway theaters, as part of an effort to combat the growing number of coronavirus cases in the state.

There are now at least 328 confirmed cases in New York state, Cuomo confirmed. He did add, however, that if the actual number of infected were “10 times that, I would not be surprised.”

According to Mayor DeBlasio’s press conference, New York City now has 95 confirmed coronavirus cases—with 42 of them reported in the last 24 hours. More than 1,780 people are apparently under voluntary quarantine in the city, and another 29 people are under mandatory quarantine, he said, as reported by Forbes.

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