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Flagstaff Restricts Restaurants, Closes Other Businesses In Reaction To Coronavirus Outbreak

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The City of Flagstaff has restricted service at restaurants and closed bars, theaters, fitness centers and other businesses over concerns about the spread of the new Coronavirus.

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans has issued a proclamation that puts the restrictions and closures into effect starting late Tuesday.

She said it's necessary to protect life and property in the city of Flagstaff.

No cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Coconino County where Flagstaff is located.

Health officials say 18 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in southern Arizona as of Tuesday morning.