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.
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.”
Write Katie Hon et [email protected]
Copyright © 2020 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8