Malls close as officials look to curb spread of coronavirus

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Indoor portions of malls, amusements parks and bowling alleys are being forced to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all indoor shopping malls to close their doors by 8 p.m. Thursday as part of a multi-state effort to contain the spread of the virus by limiting crowds.

 

Places like the Mall at Bay Plaza shortened their hours but did not close. According to its website, they wanted to "continue to support the local economy."

People at the Bronx Terminal Market say at least some of the stores need to remain open at a time when there is a rush of basic necessities.

Retailers like Macy's, Justice and Bath and Body Works all decided to temporarily close and promised to still compensate employees.

News 12 reached out to the Mall at Bay Plaza and Bronx Terminal Market for comment and are still waiting to hear back.

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