New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city should be prepared for a full blockade when the COVID-19 indexes are all above the threshold set by the city.
|Medical staff transferred patient COVID-19 to hospital in New York, USA. (Photo: THX / TTXVN)|
According to the VNA correspondent in the US, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on December 14 said the city should be prepared for a complete blockade and start planning for work remotely in the context of the epidemic of acute respiratory infections COVID-19 is complicated.
Mr. Bill de Blasio stressed: “The Governor (New York state) said that we should be prepared for the possibility of a complete blockade, I agree with that. We need to realize that it is likely to come and we need to be ready for it now. ”
The blockade decision will be made by the governor of the state of New York, however, the Mayor of New York emphasized “it clearly shows that all forms of restrictions are being considered. Given the current rate of infection we’re seeing, you have to be ready now for a full, pause blockade like we did at the end of last spring.
This is increasingly necessary to stop the second wave, stop infection, take lives and threaten our hospitals. ”
The mayor of New York City urges non-essential employees to work remotely “as much as possible.”
Indicators COVID-19’s New York city have all exceeded the threshold set by the city.
As of December 12, 5.5% of tests tested positive in this city, up from less than 5% at the end of November 2020, based on a 7-day average.