New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked on Tuesday why so few members of the New York City Police Department are wearing face masks, despite being used in public by law.
As cases are rising in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he would begin to impose fines on those who do not wear the mask in public.
The COVID-19 infection rate on Monday exceeded three percent for the first time since June.
Cuomo asked why NYPD officials felt the law was not applicable to them.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked on Tuesday why the NYPD did not wear a face mask
Officers are often seen without masks, such as during this 18 September arrest
Cuomo reported that some NYPD members wear face masks on September 18
Many – but not all – NYPD members decided not to wear face masks
Addressing the press conference, he said, “The current law makes everyone wear a mask.”
‘Why didn’t you implement the current masked law? Why didn’t you implement it?
‘By the way, why don’t the NYPD wear masks? What signal does it send?
‘Wearing a mask is a law, but a law enforcing police officer does not wear a mask.’
It is a state law that while living in public places, everyone over two years of age should cover the face or pay a fine.
De Blasio said that if people are not already wearing one, the police will first give free masks to the people. If they refuse, they will be fined, he said, without saying how much they will be fined.
Cuomo had previously asked the MTA to issue a $ 50 fine on public transit to anyone who did not wear the mask. It is unclear if they are as high as they will go.
NYC’s COVID infection rate is above 3pc, but these officers did not wear masks on September 13
New York City’s daily COVID-19 infection rate has increased for eight neighborhoods where cases have skyrocketed.
The infection rate in New York City on Monday was 3.25 percent.
The seven-day rolling average, which officials will monitor when weighing new restrictions, is 1.38 percent.
De Blasio’s threshold for keeping the city open is a five percent infection rate.
Serge is inspired by new cases in nine neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens; Gravesand / Homecrest, Midwood, Kew Gardens, Burrow Park, Bensonhurst, Gerritsen Beach / Sheepshed Bay and Flatlands.
The highest infection rate was in Borough Park, based on a 14-day average released by the mayor on Monday, where the infection rate was 6.72 percent.
But recent figures given by the governor’s office have a harsh picture. In some neighborhoods, the infection rate was 17 percent on Sunday, based on tests conducted that day.
Either that means there was an odd spike in Sunday numbers, or that the infection rate is slowly increasing.
This is the city-wide daily transition rate for New York City. This is due to the few mohallas where there are big spikes.
New York City is experiencing a ‘dangerous’ surge in coronovirus infection rates as eight cities experience another round of corroding shutdowns. The map above shows the Sunday transition rate for each problem neighborhood.
10 NY State Hotspots
11219 – Borough Park
11210 – Flatlands / Midwood
11204 – Bensonhurst / Mapleton
11230 – Midwood
11367 – Kew Gardens
There are no nuances per neighborhood in Manhattan, but according to the most recent city data, the infection rate for the Borough is 1.9 percent. Cuomo gave it as 1.3 percent on Tuesday morning.
The increase in cases is not reflected in the number of deaths and hospitals around the city, nor does it mean that another lockdown is likely.
A key matrix to reopen was the number of new hospitals. To be open, New York City needs to be below 167 people a day.
According to the most recent data, there is less than a day, based on a 14-day average.
De Blasio has refused to shut down businesses in areas where cases are increasing.
Cuomo also said that he appealed to religious leaders of the Orthodox Jewish community to spread the message to them.
The hotspots are home to all large Orthodox Jewish communities. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, was on 18 September and Yom Kippur on 27 and 28 September.
De Blasio stated that until now the social distinction was compliance among Jewish communities in following the rules.
‘We obviously have a serious problem, it is mainly in nine zip codes but it is affecting the daily number. For the first time in months, you can see a daily number of more than 3 percent.
‘Is particularly outbreak [in] Nine out of 146 are zip codes. Geography is very specific. This is not what we saw earlier, ‘De Blasio said in his press conference on Tuesday.
Cuomo orders De Blasio to take swift action to address the growing spike.
‘COVID is real. This is not a time of indecision. ‘
In recent times Cuomo and his colleagues have highlighted the importance of clusters to ensure that they do not spread to neighboring zip codes.
In addition to neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, Cuomo said the growth in the Mid-Hudson area was boosting the state’s positivity.