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New York bans gatherings over 500 including Broadway shows

Musicals suspended until April 12, in blow to city's economy

Broadway musicals, including "The Phantom of the Opera," will be suspended until at least mid-April.   © Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- New York State will ban gatherings of more than 500 people beginning on Friday at 5 p.m. (2100 GMT), to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.

Establishments that can fit 500 people or fewer must halve their capacity, Cuomo said.

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