New York City to close schools in Kovid cases due to some close cases

A Kovid-19 test site in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn on Friday


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New York City will close public schools and unprofessional businesses in Brooklyn and parts of Queens on Wednesday that have registered a week-long spike in coronovirus cases, as the city increased the virus after placing cases all summer Works to prevent.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference Sunday that unprofessional businesses in all schools and neighborhoods within the nine zip codes will begin Wednesday.

Distant neighborhoods are Rockaway, Edgemere, Kew Gardens, Quay Garden Hills, and Pomonoc and Borough Parks in Queens, Gravesend, Homecrest, Midwood, Bensonhurst, Mapleton, Flatlands, Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn.

They have recorded an increase in Kovid-19’s positivity over the past few weeks, topping the 3% rate for seven straight days, leading to increased enforcement.

Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, said the sanctions are painful but necessary to prevent cases from spreading. The plan needs approval from the state to move forward.

“We can prevent this from being a ‘second wave’ in New York City,” he said. “This is a very disturbing reality in these communities that has to be addressed aggressively.”

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