COVID red zone violations filmed in New York City cause concern

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MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) – As officials work to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in hot areas of New York City, enforcement issues persist. There have been several incidents of people failing to comply not blatantly the restrictions in those red areas – and there are fears what that could mean as labor continues to reduce the rate of infection.On Tuesday night in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, a crowd was spotted leaving what appeared to be a large indoor rally.

Many people have been seen on camera without masks.

And on the same day the mayor praised efforts to suppress the coronavirus, Eyewitness News found that hundreds of young children were being kicked out of school.

They were herded onto buses Tuesday afternoon, some wearing masks and others not. All attended the Bais Yaacov School on 51st St. The building is inside the state’s red zone and should have been closed as of last week.

It comes as the mayor says infection rates appear to be leveling off after the city’s Test and Trace body flooded Brooklyn.

While Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed the drop in rates, he got a warning.

“We don’t want to impose fines if we don’t have to, but people have to see that there are consequences,” he said. “So we put in some very powerful enforcement efforts. They are duly taken into account in all affected communities. And, hopefully by showing that it is a real possibility, the vast majority of people will never get to the point where they need it. a fine. ”

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The continued resistance to coercive measures comes after a mob set masks on fire last week, also beating a photographer and allegedly attacking a journalist.

The city’s testing and traceability body descended on South Brooklyn, determined to track the virus to places where infections had grown dangerously high.

Mask-wearing has spread to neighborhoods where it was virtually non-existent just a few weeks ago.

But with some institutions apparently ignoring the state decree, the infection rate could rise again as public health authorities work to prevent another citywide outbreak.

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