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ABC News 18 Nov 2020

New York City public schools to shut down as COVID-19 restrictions tighten nationwide

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday the nation's largest school district will close again, as several other states also reimpose restrictions.


As coronavirus cases surge in the U.S., many hospitals are reaching their breaking points. In New York City, in-person learning was canceled for the nation's largest public school system after the city's seven-day test positivity rate rose above 3%. CBS News correspondent Mola Lenghi reports on what's happening across the country, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the decision to move New York City's public schools to remote learning.
New York City's mayor sought to lockdown schools and non-essential businesses in nine neighborhoods as COVID-19 cases spike. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo responded by shutting the schools starting Tuesday—businesses still have two days. CGTN's John Terrett reports.
"You can get married, you just can't have a thousand people at your wedding. You get the same result at the end of the day -- you're just married. It's also cheaper."

New York officials this week shut down a wedding expected to draw 10,000 guests amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) confirmed on Saturday.
President Trump called New York City a "ghost town" in the presidential debate, but while pre-pandemic levels of tourism are still down the road, New York is far from empty. In fact, there's a boom of people moving back to the city after they left in the spring. Barbara Corcoran, the real estate tycoon known from "Shark Tank," says rents in New York are down as much as 30%, and that now is a great time to move. Lifelong New Yorker Maureen Crossto left in June for Vermont, but now she's back.

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