See landmarks #LightItBlue to honor workers on frontline of coronavirus pandemic  04/10/2020 03:50:00   Noah Cohen |

Landmarks around the country - including in the New Jersey-area - were lit up with blue lights Thursday night to show support for healthcare workers and other essential staff responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford and the Prudential Center in Newark were among the prominent sites to go blue in support of those on the frontlines of the deadly outbreak.

Madison Square Garden, the spire at One World Trade Center and Times Square in New York also displayed blue lights.

Photos from the show of support were being shared on social media under the #LightItBlue hashtag.

New Jersey was second only to New York in cases of the coronavirus nationwide. As of Thursday, in New Jersey, there were 51,027 people infected with 1,700 deaths, according to the health department.

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