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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: People participate on the sidelines of the annual St. Patrick's Day parade along 5th Ave. on March 17, 2018 in New York City. New York's Saint Patrick's Day parade is the largest in the world.

Detroit’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

The cancellation was based on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recommendation that large public gatherings should be called off or postponed as the virus has reached Michigan, according to officials with knowledge of the decision.

This parade had high attendance every year, and this  year  it was expected to attract 100,000 people.

The coordinator of the parade had been weighing their options and consulting with city officials when they learned of the governor’s recommendations, which prompted the cancellation of the parade.

(Photo by Paul McErlane/Getty Images)

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