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Walsh cracks down on gatherings a public parks in Boston as coronavirus spreads

Posted On: Mar 31, 2020   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday announced a series of new measures to crack down on gatherings at public parks in Boston in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus in the city.
Walsh said in addition to zip-tying basketball hoops, the parks department was removing tennis nets and putting new signs up in parks across the city to remind people to engage in social distancing.
“These measures are to discourage anyone from engaging activities in our parks that will put them or others at risk,” Walsh said.
Walsh said he had no plans yet to enforce fines or other penalties as some cities have done when residents ignore social distancing mandates.
The number of cases in Boston jumped to 825 on Monday - an increase of 90 cases from the day before, Walsh said. Fifty-five people have made full recoveries and two have died, he said.
“Each loss certainly is a strong reminder of how dangerous the situation is that we're all living in right now. And that's why we're going to continue to work around the clock to slow the...

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