De Blasio needs NYC to close down COVID-19 problem areas beginning Wednesday

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he needs the state to help shut down nine COVID-19 problem area neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens beginning Wednesday — shutting the entirety of their insignificant organizations, public and non-public schools and indoor and outside eatery feasting.

Children in the zones with the disturbing Covid numbers could at present go to class for the following two days before going all far off Wednesday, de Blasio said — while places of love will stay open.

“We’re having a phenomenal issue — something we haven’t seen since spring,” de Blasio told columnists on a phone call, alluding to the uptick in the Covid in those regions.

About a half-million individuals would be influenced by the re-visitation of the sort of extraordinary shut-down that the city hasn’t seen since mid-March.

Another 11 neighborhoods in the city are on a “watch list” over their COVID-19 numbers — and would lose indoor feasting and have their rec centers and pools shut beginning Wednesday morning under the city’s push.

The 11 postal districts could wind up going into full lockdown, similar to the most troubling nine postal divisions, if their numbers don’t improve, the mayor cautioned.

He noticed that such local lockdowns “will need the help and endorsement of the state” and that city will hold “escalated” chats with the organization of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the following day over the issue.

“This can just occur with state endorsement,” the mayor said. “We’ll be attempting to get endorsement.

“We comprehend this is an unchartered area,” de Blasio said.

He said he plans to hold the lockdown to a “brief term, merely weeks … two to about a month.”

The move was incited by the way that the nine postal districts demonstrated infection contamination rates at 3 percent or above for in any event seven successive days, the mayor said.

 

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