Annual Labor Day march in Detroit canceled due to virus

June 16, 2020 GMT

DETROIT (AP) — An annual Labor Day march in Detroit has been canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Replacement events in some virtual or hybrid form are being planned that will allow participation while keeping people safe and healthy, the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO labor union said Tuesday.

President Daryl Newman said a major event will be announced closer to Labor Day which is Sept. 7.

Detroit’s health department on Tuesday reported nearly 11,300 confirmed virus cases and more than 1,420 deaths due to complications from the disease.