New York City public schools close again to stem spread of Covid-19

Students exit a school following the announcement to close New York City public schools, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to rise, in Brooklyn, New York, November 18, 2020.
Students exit a school following the announcement to close New York City public schools, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to rise, in Brooklyn, New York, November 18, 2020. © REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Starting Thursday, New York's public schools will be closed to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, its mayor announced Wednesday, dealing a blow to the city's recovery.

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