New York, New Jersey And Connecticut Will Shut Down Tonight at 8pm

New York will close bars and restaurants at 8pm on Monday night and are to remain closed for 'as long as necessary' along with casinos, gyms and movie theaters as part of an effort with neighboring states Connecticut and New Jersey to stop coronavirus spreading. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the effort after urging Trump to shut down the country to fight coronavirus and said the current 'patchwork quilt' system of some states being more vigilant than others is not working. 

The shut-down had been planned for Tuesday morning at 9am. 

However Cuomo sped it up, announcing on Twitter: 'NY, CT and NJ are taking joint regional action to reduce the spread of #COVID19