New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio mentioned on Saturday public faculties will stay closed for the remainder of the college yr as the town battles the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
“Having to tell you that we cannot bring our schools back for the remainder of this school year is painful, but I can also tell you it is the right thing to do,” he informed a information convention.
De Blasio had ordered public faculties shut starting March 16 to curb the unfold of the illness, with an preliminary aim of reopening by April 20. But the mayor mentioned it quickly turned clear that date aim was unrealistic as the town emerged as a serious US coronavirus scorching spot.
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