Thousands show support for China, Wuhan at NYC Lunar New Year parade

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February 09, 2020 - 6:58 pm
New Year Parade Chinatown

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Signs of support for the Chinese city at the center of a global virus outbreak marked floats at the Lunar New Year parade in Manhattan's Chinatown.

Brightly colored puppets made their way through the New York City streets Sunday in front of crowds of onlookers.

A banner on one float read "Support Wuhan! Let's fight the virus together!"

Another urged, "Wuhan stay strong."

The coronavirus outbreak that started in China in December has killed more than 800 people and infected more than 37,000 people around the world.

No cases have been identified in New York City.