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New York City schools in hotspots ordered to close amid coronavirus flare-up – Sydney Morning Herald

“These clusters have to be attacked,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said, likening the state to a field of dry grass ready to ignite if burning embers aren’t put out fa…

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He said schools in the areas where the virus was spreading hadn’t been doing enough testing of students and staff to identify possible outbreaks and he could no longer guarantee they were safe.
Cuomo said he consulted by phone shortly before the news conference with Mayor de Blasio, the city comptroller, city council speaker and the head of the city’s teachers’ union.
The Mayor’s plan, which required state approval, would close about 100 public schools and 200 private schools including religio…

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