Several cities in the state of New Jersey were in lockdown on Monday in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases increased by more than 31 in a day.
Footage showed several businesses advertising temporary closures due to “the state of emergency.”
One resident of Teaneck said he would be staying at home because “it’s so dangerous to be on the streets.”
The town of Teaneck has been under lockdown since March 14, and the Mayor of Hoboken announced a city-wide curfew that will go into effect today, March 16. Residents are only permitted to leave their homes to visit the supermarket, go to work, or get essential medical care. All ‘non-essential’ surgery has been cancelled, as schools remain closed.
According to the latest numbers, the state of New Jersey has registered 98 cases of coronavirus, with two fatalities from the illness.