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Las Vegas became the latest major US city to shut down today amid fears the coronavirus is plunging America into a worse recession than the 2008 financial meltdown.
The lights are going out in “Sin City” for 30 days, leaving thousands more out of work.
The virus had spread to all 50 US states after West Virginia reported its first case. The death toll has risen to 108 and there have been more than 6,300 confirmed cases.
The blackout in Las Vegas — the city’s first since the day of John F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963 — was coming into force at noon today, bringing all gambling to an immediate halt.
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