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The Irish American Club said Portland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The parade was scheduled for noon Sunday.
“This decision was not taken lightly, but the [Board of the Irish American Club] believes it is the best course of action due to the current health situation,” the club said.
The Maine Irish Heritage Center announced Wednesday that the after-parade festivities were canceled.
Despite more cases appearing across New England, Maine still has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but health officials still await the results of another five tests.