The home rental website Airbnb has said it is cracking down on ‘party houses’ in New Jersey after a spike in coronavirus cases in the state. A total of 35 listings have either been suspended or removed across the state. ‘Our actions today address the small minority of hosts who have previously received warnings about hosting responsibly,’ the company said in a statement. ‘The suspensions were communicated to the hosts beginning yesterday.’ ‘We stand with Governor Murphy, and we support his call to action to stop parties and promote behavior that respects the public’s health,’ said Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s senior vice president of Global Policy and Communications. ‘We ban party houses and will not tolerate irresponsible behavior on our platform.’ Airbnb has suspended or removed 35 listings across the state of New Jersey. Pictured, the town boardwalk of Seaside Heights, New Jersey Many of the listings are in beach towns along the shore including Atlantic City, Brigantine, Stafford Township, and Ventnor City. A house party in Middletown, New Jersey is believed to have sparked 65 new cases with 52 of those infected between 15 and 19 years old. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Donald Trump launches new attack on mail-in… Read full this story
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