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New York governor closes schools in coronavirus "hot spots"

NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered schools to close from Tuesday onwards in several coronavirus “hot spots” around the state, including parts of the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.

The announcement brings forward a plan by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to close schools in eleven ZIP codes beginning on Wednesday after coronavirus test positivity rates rose above 3% in those areas for seven days in a row.

Reporting by Jonathan Allen Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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