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HOBOKEN, NJ (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced new coronavirus restrictions on Monday after the state’s infection rates hit levels not seen since the spring.As CBS2’s John Dias reports, businesses that have struggled to stay open during the pandemic fear the new rules are a setback.

The Millburn Standard is new to town but has quickly become a hot spot. It was packed Monday night, all within the rules – just enough to get by.

“We need 50%, 100%. The sooner the better, ”worker Ryan Harris told CBS2. “It’s hard, it’s a daily struggle… It will become difficult with the months of December, January and February to come.”

As of Thursday, meals inside New Jersey are to end at 10 p.m. each evening and there will be no bar session.

Health officials say having drinks and having close conversations spread the virus.

Watch: Governor Phil Murphy Describes New COVID Restrictions

The state records an average of 2,381 infections per day – levels not seen since the spring lockdown.

“No one here wants to take the kind of broad, all-encompassing measures like the ones we had to take in March. We are acting with more specific actions based on what we are seeing on the ground, ”Governor Phil Murphy said on Monday.

In Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop said COVID was not looking at the clock and wondered if the curfew would make matters worse.

“It seems to me that if you put restrictions or curfews on restaurants, you will only push more people to small gatherings in the region of origin, which is a big spreader,” he said. declared.

New restrictions on youth sports also begin on Thursday. All inter-state indoor competitions, up to and including high school, will be prohibited.

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Meanwhile, New York is desperate to prevent a second wave, especially on Staten Island, where the infection rate is skyrocketing.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he may need to reconsider regulations around dining inside the city.

“Obviously we could get to the point, and the state makes the final decision,” he said. “There could be targeted changes, depending on what we see neighborhood by neighborhood.”

Health officials even discourage small gatherings indoors until a vaccine is released, but will people trust it? The public jury is still absent.

“I don’t know if I would feel this comfortable being one of the first people to take it,” a New Jersey restaurant told CBS2.

“I’m really hopeful. I would love to be able to take it. I hope that will be the answer, ”added another person.

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