Mayor de Blasio Says New York City Lockdown Appears Eminent

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the Big Apple will likely shut down before the new year, according to a report by Fox News.

Mayor de Blasio Says New York City Lockdown Appears Eminent

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the Big Apple will likely shut down before the new year, according to a report by Fox News.

We are just on the verge of a huge breakthrough with a vaccine, but we’re also dealing with a second wave. We’ve got to beat it back, we got to protect lives, we got to protect our hospitals,” de Blasio said at a press conference.

The mayor appears to be sticking to his claim that lockdowns are a solution to growing Covid-19 infection rates in the city.

So I think unfortunately, and I don’t say it with anything but sorrow, but I do think it’s needed, we’re going to need to do some kind of shutdown in the weeks ahead, something that resembles the pause we were in, in the spring,” he said.

The city has just shutdown indoor dining due to reports of higher infection rates, although they were already operating at a limited 25% capacity. The metrics show that, in a three-month period ending in November, only 1.43% of Covid-19 cases were likely spread by bars and restaurants.

While New Yorkers have continually struggled with tight regulations and lockdowns since the pandemic first hit the city, it now appears that there will be no loosening of restrictions in the near term.

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