The coronavirus is quickly escalating across the US, with state and local authorities issuing restrictions across the country [Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg]

Officials in the United States have curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak in recent days, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more do not congregate in one place. 

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced that bars, restaurants and cinemas would be closed at 8:00pm local time (00:00 GMT) on Monday to fight the virus. Essential businesses like supermarkets and gas stations will be allowed to stay open. 


California, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington closed restaurants, bars, and schools on Sunday. 

Officials in Washington, DC, announced strict controls on public spaces such as bars and restaurants, including

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