New Yorkers gathered in Central Park to take advantage of the warm weather on Sunday despite the city being the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic.
Afternoon footage of temperatures reaching 61 degrees shows people walking around, sometimes with less than the recommended six feet between them, lying on the lawns.
Many New York residents were clearly not wearing face covers, although authorities have repeatedly warned that COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets that enter the body through the eyes, nose and mouth.
Although tourism has stopped due to the deadly epidemic that infected more than 750,000 people and killed 40,276 Americans on Sunday, the Manhattan tourist hotspot appeared to be bustling.
New Yorkers gathered in Central Park to take advantage of the warm weather on Sunday despite the city being the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic
Afternoon images of temperatures reaching 61 degrees show people walking, sometimes with less than the recommended six feet between them, and lying on the lawns
City dwellers enjoyed the sun walking their dogs as temperatures reached 61 degrees
Although tourism has stopped due to the deadly epidemic that infected more than 750,000 people and killed 40,276 Americans on Sunday, the Manhattan tourist hotspot appeared to be bustling amidst strict home stay orders
Central Park was the popular spot for dog joggers and walkers on Sunday
The United States is the worst country in the world when it comes to the infection rate.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an ordinance on Wednesday that requires people to wear a face mask while they are nearby. They must cover their mouths and noses if they cannot stay within six feet of the nearest person.
People without a mask can use a fabric covering. Cuomo said he could apply civil sanctions for widespread non-compliance, but he didn’t want it.
Just Saturday, more than 500 people died from coronaviruses in the state, down from 43 the previous day.
Cuomo said the state would be on the other side of the curve because he said the infection rate was falling.
With hospitalizations becoming uncontrollable last month, Central Park became the site of a field hospital after buildings ran out of space to house the victims.
The park – which measures approximately 1.3 square miles – was also lined with refrigerated trucks where the corpses were temporarily stored after the mortuaries reached their capacity.
People are seen seated together in pairs in Central Park. Some wore masks while others decided to do without them
People took advantage of the Central Park sun on Sunday. Although most stayed within 6 feet of each other, others appeared closer
Some New Yorkers are seen perched on park benches, walking with pets and enjoying a drink to take in the sun
Families are seen enjoying the popular tourist destination amid the pandemic
We see people walking in Central Park on Sunday. Some went with their families and others walked their dogs
On Sunday, we saw families taking a walk in the park. Some appear in front of a sign warning people of social distance
New York Governor Cuomo said on Sunday that the state was above the worst of the COVID-19 epidemic
“We have shown that we can control the beast and when you close, you can actually slow down this infection rate, but it’s only half time,” Cuomo warned in his daily briefing.
New York mayor Bill de Blasio has urged city residents to speak out against those who do not follow social distancing guidelines.
He said to take a photo and send it to 311-692. It’s similar to other places around the world – like Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where residents have been asked to use a police app to report those who break social distancing rules.
However, some people have said that asking people to “snitch” on their fellow citizens is “not American.”
Cuomo also said on Sunday that authorities are preparing to launch a statewide antibody test this week to help determine the real extent of the epidemic.
Two people are pictured in Central Park Sunday surrounded by flowering trees
Sunday sun seekers brought blankets and lounge chairs to the park, taking advantage of spring temperatures
New York mayor Bill de Blasio has urged city residents to speak out against those who do not follow social distancing guidelines. Many people in New York have taken care to keep their distance from others
Meanwhile, de Blasio pleaded with President Trump for a rescue.
He continues to ask Trump to press for a $ 7.5 billion federal bailout for New York City, which has taken his billions of dollars in profits due to the coronavirus.
De Blasio argued last week for $ 7.5 billion, the amount of tax revenue the city plans to lose due to the pandemic.
“This loss of revenue should be replaced dollar by dollar by the federal government. The federal government can do it, “he said.
“No New Yorker is responsible for this horrible crisis, but New York has paid the price, we were the epicenter. When you look at the impact here, anyone with a heart would recognize that the federal government must come to the rescue, “said de Blasio.
He said the $ 2.3 billion CARES stimulus package contained only $ 1.4 billion in “indirect aid” to New York.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged city residents to speak out against those who don’t follow social distancing guidelines