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New York State cancels June 23 presidential primary, cites COVID-19 concerns

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(AP) -- New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary originally scheduled for June 23 amid the coronavirus epidemic in an unprecedented move.

The Democratic members of the State's Board of Elections voted Monday to nix the primary.

New York will still hold its congressional and state-level primaries on June 23.

New York City-run health clinics will soon take a new tack on coronavirus testing. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that the clinics will begin using a procedure that lets people collect samples themselves at a health care worker's direction.

He says the "self-swab" tests would allow for more and easier testing and make it safer for test-seekers and health care workers alike.

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