BREAKING: Hoboken New Jersey Imposes Citywide Curfew, Shuttering Restaurants And Bars Except Takeout/Delivery Services

By Chris “Badger” Thomas at Breaking First

The New Jersey city of Hoboken, which sits across the river from New York City, is imposing a stringent measure to combat the coronavirus outbreak—an overnight curfew for all residents.


The curfew is among the first and most far-reaching of such measures taken in the U.S. to limit the spread of the virus.


It was announced on Saturday night by the city’s mayor, Ravi Bhalla, and came a day after a man became the first in Hoboken to test positive for COVID-19. Fox News


BREAKING: Hoboken, New Jersey has instituted a 10pm-5am city-wide curfew, and has closed all restaurants and bars. (Restaurants will be allowed to deliver & fulfill takeout orders but not to serve on premises.)



People may not know but back in World War II curfews were part of normal daily life and nothing to get panicked over or start declaring martial law is taking hold of the United States.  It really should come as no surprise because people are not listening to the advice and the directives from the President of the United States when it comes to the virus.


People are ignoring it, out of arrogance and foolishness and laughing it off and doing as they please.  If people listened and had respect for the situation then things like curfews would not have to go into effect.  My guess is that this is the beginning of curfews and we will see a lot more start to be declared.


But it may not be just Hoboken for long — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday morning that a statewide curfew was one of several options “under consideration,” though the situation was not there yet. Local 4 New York


“As I am writing this message on a Saturday evening, I received a call from our Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante notifying me of a bar fight in downtown Hoboken, with at least one person falling in and out of consciousness, and our police having to wait for over 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, because our EMS is inundated with service calls,” the mayor said in a statement. “This is unfortunately a contributing factor why we cannot continue bar operations which can trigger calls for service that are delayed in part because of this public health crisis.”


People cannot act and do as they please without consequences for their actions and it makes me wonder what it will take for people to start to take the virus seriously.  Not out of panic but people are dying from this and that means people are losing loved ones and if following some simple guidelines will help prevent the spread of it, it is our duty as Americans to follow them.


Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.

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