New York Schools To Remain Closed Until April 20 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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New York City reportedly announced on March 15 that will shutter all public schools on Monday amid the coronavirus outbreak as the cases in US soar past 3000.

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Updated On:
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New York City announced on March 15 that will shutter all public schools on Monday amid the Coronavirus outbreak as the cases in US soar past 3000. According to the reports, the states and cities have directed bars and restaurants to close in an attempt to encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of deadly disease. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly announced on Sunday evening that Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, & New York City schools will be shuttered this week. 

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Schools to remain closed

Cuomo reportedly added in a statement that New York City should come up with a plan to assure children who rely on school meals will still get fed and parents, especially healthcare workers and first responders, will be provided childcare. Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly said in a press conference that the schools will remain closed at least until April 20.

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According to the reports, the announcement came just after widespread calls to close down the schools and the teachers got furious and complained that it was irresponsible to keep schools open. The decision was taken as the states across the country took more dramatic steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus. The Mayor added that it is high time to take drastic measures and further added that he knows "the full cost of shutting our schools”, as per reports. 

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