With the number of presumptive cases of coronavirus climbing over 40 in Massachusetts, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the St. Patrick's Day parade has been called off.

If your weekend plans were to head to Boston for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, you will have to think again.

Citing an "abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing what is needed to keep the residents of Boston safe and healthy" Mayor Walsh along with several other Boston officials have chosen to cancel the annual event scheduled for March 15.


The reaction to the cancellation was split, with some commenting that it is an open-air event and they didn't see the risk, and others saying the decision was crazy considering the T is still operating every day.

Yet others did agree with Walsh, calling him smart and thanking him for his responsible leadership.

Some even thought the mayor should go one step further and cancel the Boston Marathon as well.

That event is still a month away and if the coronavirus numbers continue to rise in Massachusetts, it could happen.

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