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Party's over: 4 states close bars, restaurants over virus

By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press

On Saturday night, revelers in many parts of the country ignored warnings against attending large gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

On Sunday it became clear that in many places, the party is over. Illinois, Ohio, Washington state and New York City are among the places that ordered bars to close and restaurants to stop dine-in service.

Takeout and delivery will still be allowed. In New Orleans and Chicago, people clad in green for St. Patrick's Day packed bars and spilled onto crowded sidewalks on Saturday even after the cities canceled their parades.

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