Coronavirus USA Updates: Hard hit New York City begins reopening as COVID-19 infection rate plummets

0
194
Coronavirus USA Updates: Hard hit New York City begins reopening as COVID-19 infection rate plummets
Coronavirus USA Updates: Hard hit New York City begins reopening as COVID-19 infection rate plummets

Exactly 100 days after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in New York City, some workers began returning to jobs on Monday at the start of reopening from a citywide shutdown to battle the epidemic that killed nearly 22,000 of its residents.

People who had been staying home for months boarded subways and buses as the most populous US city began Phase One of its hopeful journey toward economic recovery.

READ  Halifax Man Wins at Bahamas Poker Tournament, Gives it All to Charity

“This is clearly the hardest place in America to get to this moment because we’re the epicenter,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

READ  Harry, Meghan's Wedding Invitations Are Stunning

New York, by far the hardest-hit US city, on Monday reported the rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus fell to a new low of 3%, well below its threshold for reopening of 15 percent, Mr de Blasio said.

As some 400,000 workers head back to 32,000 construction sites, wholesale and manufacturing centers and some retail sites across the city, Mr de Blasio urged them to wear face masks and use social distancing to keep COVID-19 cases on a downward trend – particularly those who use mass transit to get to work.

READ  Jessica Wongso: 28-year-old Indonesian woman found guilty of murdering friend

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.