The US has confirmed 69 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 3,813 infections. These numbers are broadly seen as unreliable, due to the failure of the coronavirus testing programs.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered sweeping restrictions on public life to take effect in the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Restaurants, theatres, and casinos will close at 8 pm Monday and non-essential shops are being urged to do the same.
Ohio, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington – will also shut bars and restaurants.
New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey will ban gatherings of more than 50 people.
New York — the city that usually never sleeps — was hunkering down for an extended period of inactivity with all nightclubs, theaters, cinemas and concert venues ordered to close from Tuesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said late Sunday that the Big Apple’s normally hectic bars and restaurants would be restricted to take-out and delivery only.
He also bowed to pressure and announced the closure of New York’s schools, which educate 1.1 million students, until April 20.
Los Angeles is also closing bars, restaurants, and nightclubs for at least two weeks, while California’s Governor Gavin Newsom asked people over the age of 65 to self-isolate.
The governor of Illinois, which includes the city of Chicago, announced that all bars and restaurants would close until March 30.
Several major Las Vegas casinos and hotels were shuttered, and party town New Orleans issued guidelines halving the capacity of bars and clubs.