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New York to ‘rewind’ reopening in hard-hit neighborhoods
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to close non-essential businesses, schools and daycares in nine neighborhoods where coronavirus test positivity rates have been above 3% in the past 7 days.
I’m going to do an update that doesn’t make me happy at all. In fact, it pains me to come up with this approach that we will need. But in parts of our city, in Brooklyn and Queens, we have an extraordinary problem, something we haven’t seen since the spring. And we need to approach this problem frankly. That’s why we’re here on a Sunday after several days of looking at all the data, looking at everything from the perspective that has brought us here as a city, always relying on data and science. What has become clear is that there are now a number of neighborhoods which have continued to have a high level of coronavirus positivity and which require stronger action than we have had to take for many months. . So the plan is to go back through those nine zip codes. Go back, go back, fix the problem using the tools we know are working i.e. making sure non-essential businesses are not open and various activities are not happening . Again, no joy in saying that. But that, unfortunately, we know what is needed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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