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New York quiets to slow virus as state becomes next hot spot


March 23, 2020

John Minchillo – Associated Press

Customers wait in line while wearing protective face masks due to COVID-19 concerns outside a Whole Foods supermarket on 6th Avenue, Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering all workers in non-essential businesses to stay home and banning gatherings statewide. "Only essential businesses can have workers commuting to the job or on the job," Cuomo said of an executive order he will sign Friday. Nonessential gatherings of individuals of any size or for any reason are canceled or postponed.

NEW YORK - No more play dates, no more picnics in the park with friends, no more pickup games of basketball. No more commuting or using public transport - unless absolutely essential. New York implemented dramatic restrictions Sunday in an attempt to slow a pandemic that has swept across the globe and threatened to make the state one of the world's biggest coronavirus hot spots.

As infections soar - or in anticipation that they will - officials worldwide warned of a critical shortage of medical supplies. Spain was erecting a field hospital in a convention center, British health workers pleaded for more gear, saying they felt like "cannon fodder," and President Donald Trump ordered mobile hospital centers be sent to Washington, California and New York.


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