NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are taking a more tentative tack now that the city has become a hot zone for the coronavirus pandemic.

There's no pushing forward in lines, no irritably dodging slow pedestrians, no swearing at cabs for cutting into crosswalks.

Moms with strollers are leaving wide berths for texting teens and slow-moving seniors. Supermarket shoppers are awkwardly sidestepping each other, trying their best to keep six feet away.

Under threat amid a global outbreak, New Yorkers have become downright polite.

Invading someone else's personal space? Fuggedaboutit.