New York Ban on Large Gatherings to Last a `Number of Months’

Mar.13 — Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency for New York City, saying the city would work with the state to enforce its decree against gatherings of more than 500 people to combat the new coronavirus outbreak. Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, he said the ban would likely be in force for “a number of months.”

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New York City (NYC) is located in the U.S. state of New York. The city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world with approximately 23 million people in its combined statistical area.

New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, hosting the headquarters of the United Nations, as well as the New York Stock Exchange.

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