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Safety first: Hugh Jackman dons a mask while riding his bike in New York as confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Big Apple climbs to over 67,000... but wife Deborra-Lee Furness goes without one while walking their dogs

By Jessamy Tredinnick For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:54 BST, 31 March 2020 | Updated: 23:56 BST, 31 March 2020

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Hugh Jackman took no chances as he went for a bike ride in the empty streets of New York on Tuesday, wearing a surgical mask as he cycled through the city. 

But his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, 61, went without one as she walked their beloved dogs Dali and Allegra the same day. 

As of Tuesday in the US, there are more than 181, 988 cases of coronavirus, including 3,699 deaths. New York City has more than 67, 384 confirmed cases. 

Safety first: Hugh Jackman donned a mask while riding his bike in New York on Tuesday as confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Big Apple climbed to over 67,000

Safety first: Hugh Jackman donned a mask while riding his bike in New York on Tuesday as confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Big Apple climbed to over 67,000

Hugh, 51, rugged up as he carefully headed outdoors for the ride, donning a dark grey short sleeve puffer jacket and a black jumper.

Peculiarly, the Wolverine star rolled only one pant leg of his grey jeans up, showcasing his muscular leg, running shoes and black tube sock. 

He kept safe with a white helmet and listened to music on his Airpods. 

Keeping warm: Hugh, 51, rugged up as he carefully headed outdoors for the ride, donning a dark grey short sleeve puffer jacket and a black jumper

Keeping warm: Hugh, 51, rugged up as he carefully headed outdoors for the ride, donning a dark grey short sleeve puffer jacket and a black jumper

Strapped to his bicycle, Hugh kept what appeared to be a chocolate

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