Doctor on U.S.’s lack of coronavirus data New York City will be closing two public schools over concerns about coronavirus, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced Thursday. The mayor said two schools in the Bronx would close after a student’s “self-confirmed positive case of COVID-19,” which would be the first official case of a New York City public school student contracting the disease. “We don’t make this decision lightly, and we know the disruption and anxiety this means for students, faculty and parents,” de Blasio said in a statement. “We are taking every precaution to keep people safe, and we will keep everyone informed as we learn more through the day.” This morning, we are closing two co-located schools, the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology and South Bronx Preparatory: A College Board School, due to a student’s self-confirmed positive case of COVID-19.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 12, 2020 The mayor’s press secretary later clarified that the student’s coronavirus case is “self-confirmed” because the child’s parent reported the positive test. The city determined it was a “credible report,” but has not logged the student in its state database of coronavirus cases. The two schools — Laboratory School of Finance


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