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Ireland Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parades Amid Virus Fear

  • St Patrick’s Festival is key event for Irish tourism industry
  • Move comes after 21 Irish coronavirus cases confirmed
A public awareness campaign for coronavirus in the baggage hall at Dublin Airport.
A public awareness campaign for coronavirus in the baggage hall at Dublin Airport.Photographer: Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images
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Irish authorities canceled the nation’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, as concern around the coronavirus outbreak escalated.