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Boston Issues 9 p.m. Curfew ‘Advisory’

April 5, 2020

The city of Boston’s Public Health Commission has issued what it calls an “advisory” that residents stay in their homes between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and refrain from physical activity outside.

The advisory comes with no penalty for violating it, but an implied escalating mechanism.

“All reasonable efforts will be made to secure voluntary compliance with this Advisory. The Executive Director may seek the assistance of other City of Boston agencies in encouraging compliance with this order,” states the document issued Sunday, April 5.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he wants to stop people from congregating at playgrounds and playing sports in order to try to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to MassLive.com.

The recommended curfew is in effect from 9 p.m. Monday, April 6 to 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 4.

City officials are also recommending that all Boston residents wear masks when outdoors, starting Monday, April 6.

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