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Coronavirus to keep Broadway closed until June

Broadway officials extend closure of its theaters in New York until at least June 7 due to coronavirus outbreak.

Broadway officials have extended the closure of its theaters in the US city of New York until at least June 7 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision came amid an alarming surge in coronavirus deaths in New York.

The Broadway was closed on March 12 over the pandemic and was due to reopen on April 13.

“Our top priority continues to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatergoers and the thousands of people who work in the theater industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers and many other dedicated professionals,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said on Wednesday.

New York recorded at least 140,386 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday afternoon, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.