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  • Ireland cancels all St. Patrick’s Day parades amid coronavirus outbreak

    Ireland cancels all St. Patrick’s Day parades amid coronavirus outbreak
    By Jackie SaloMarch 9, 2020 | 2:40pm | Updated

    The nation of Ireland has canceled all St. Patrick’s Day parades, including the massive Dublin festivities, over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

    The decision to nix large gatherings for the March 17 holiday was made Monday by a new government subcommittee on the virus, national broadcaster RTE reported.

    The celebrations are known for kicking off the country’s tourism season with 500,000 revelers from around the world flooding the country of 4.8 million each year for the various parades in its towns and villages.
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    https://nypost.com/2020/03/09/irelan...irus-outbreak/
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