Cuomo (D) said the state had to move quickly to arrest the rapid spread of the disease in this city a short train ride from Manhattan; 104 New Rochelle residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The goal, Cuomo said, is to “stop large-scale, dense gatherings because you had an existing cluster of positive cases.” He called it a “matter of life and death.”It will have an enormous effect on this city of about 79,000 people, with schools closed until March 25 and regular routines upended. Though supermarkets will remain open and people are free to come and go, National Guard units will clean school buildings, public transit and bus depots as residents fear that the wave of new cases could spread throughout the community.The measures come as officials around the country and the world are taking more aggressive actions against what has proved to be a stubborn and deadly virus. Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders canceled primary night rallies in Ohio at the urging of state health officials, the first time major campaign events have been scrapped because of the outbreak. At least 15 states have declared states of emergency. Schools have closed for deep


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