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New York City Could Begin Some Re-opening Only Around ‘First Half of June’, Says Mayor de Blasio

New York City, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, is still weeks away from a phased reopening by the first half of June, Mayor Bill de Blasio has said, as authorities are trying to meet all the seven health-related measures necessary for such a step.

New York City, the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, has 191,073 coronavirus cases and 15,983 confirmed Covid-19 deaths, which are deaths following positive Covid-19 laboratory tests.

“There’s no way we’re getting to the City and State indicators before June at this rate. So, June is the first opportunity, the first half of June is the first opportunity to relax anything,” de Blasio said Monday at a press briefing.

Source: News18

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