New York City officials are threatening to impose another lockdown starting Tuesday on neighborhoods with soaring COVID-19 infection rates. City Hall officials were huddling Monday to review which potential restrictions could be imposed on areas that now have rates up to four times the statewide and Big Apple averages, sources told The Post.
The clampdown — which would represent the first time the city rolled back its reopening efforts — could include shutting down all non-essential businesses in the areas again, banning gatherings of more than 10 people, closing private schools and day-care centers if they don’t meet city Department of Education safety standards and issuing fines for refusing to wear masks, the city said.
De Blasio stated, “The most recent numbers have not shown an improvement. We’ve engaged in aggressive outreach, education and enforcement, in addition to encouraging and providing testing. The city didn’t say which neighborhoods could be targeted for a new lockdown.
Sources: NYpost, KYRnews; Image: NYpost