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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio speak about coronavirus Midtown news conference, March 2, 2020.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City public and private schools were once again closed Tuesday in neighborhoods seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

This came as the city struggles to enforce mask wearing and social distancing in those areas.

Hundreds of schools will be closed for at least two weeks, including Edward Murrow High School in Midwood, Brooklyn.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio speak about coronavirus Midtown news conference, March 2, 2020.

“I thought it was inevitable,” parent Steven Harley told CBS2’s John Dias. “They should keep it all shut down until this is all over with.”

Harley said he’s glad he already chose and planned for remote learning for his son, who’s a freshman there.

“This will be for several weeks. The faster we address the problem on the ground, the faster the community participates, the quicker we can get those schools open again — in as little as two weeks, hopefully no more than four weeks,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “But we all have a lot of work to do.” Continue reading

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