Multiple towns in New Jersey on Thursday implemented a series of sweeping safety measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus outbreak that has put the world on edge. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued a public statement that recommended canceling all public gatherings – including concerts, sporting events, and parades – that exceeded more than 250 individuals.“Our frontline efforts right now must be to aggressively mitigate the potential for exposure and further spread. We are taking this step because social distancing works,” Murphy said. “It is our best chance to ‘flatten the curve’ and mitigate the chance of rapid spread, so we can respond to this public health emergency in an even more focused manner.”Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced that the city had declared a State of Emergency as it continues to make preparations to address the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.Though Hoboken has no confirmed cases, a State of Emergency will allow the city and its Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to take more proactive measures in the days and weeks ahead to protect its residents – many of whom work in New York, which has the second-highest number of cases in the United States, ranking behind Washington State.To

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