Several Las Vegas casinos and hotels including venues on the city’s main strip will close their doors in an effort to prevent spread of the deadly coronavirus, MGM said Sunday.
“It is now apparent that this is a public health crisis that requires major collective action if we are to slow its progression,” Jim Murren, chairman of MGM Resorts, said in a statement.
“Accordingly, we will close all of our Las Vegas properties as of Tuesday, March 17th, for the good of our employees, guests and communities,” Murren said, adding the company intends to re-open the facilities “as soon as it is safe.”
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new nationwide guidance recommending that organizers cancel or postpone any events gathering 50 people or more — with the exception of day-to-day activities in education or business.
New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city’s famed bars and restaurants would be restricted to take-out or delivery, and that nightclubs, movie theaters, theaters and concert venues must close.
Schools, museums, sports arenas and entertainment venues have already closed in many US states.
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Trump Jr. blasted for dragging Barron Trump into 2020 campaign: ‘You are messing up his mind’
President Donald Trump's eldest son on Tuesday dragged his 14-year-old half brother Barron into the 2020 presidential campaign -- and it did not end well.
Barron is the son of first lady Melania Trump from the president's third marriage, while junior's mother is Ivana, from the president's first marriage.
"In all fairness, Joe Biden is not capable of debating Barron Trump let alone Donald Trump," Trump, Jr. tweeted.
He was quickly blasted for bringing a minor into a presidential race.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Senior Trump advisor says a senior White House advisor ‘has been wrong about everything’
On Tuesday, in an op-ed for USA TODAY, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro attacked the nation's foremost infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, claiming that he "has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on."
"In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives," wrote Navarro. "When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry."