Newark, NJ (CBSNewYork) — Part of Newark is under curfew to recover from the surge in coronavirus cases.
CBS2’s Dave Carlin details the new limits.
The city’s COVID-19 infection rate is 19%. That’s more than double the price of New Jersey as a whole.
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Mayor Las Baraka said a curfew and other drastic actions were needed following a violent blame for parties, sporting events and public transport.
Baraka sent a live streaming message on Wednesday night.
“Everyone, the bad news. We’re back in place,” Baraka told Facebook LIVE.
Newark’s curfew in selected hotspot zones is available to approximately 135,000 people at 9 pm on weekdays and 10 pm on weekends.
They live in three zip codes with high COVID infections.
At zip code 07104, all of them were ordered in the house after the curfew.
And the same is true for 07105. If you’re on the go, you’re better off being an essential worker or in an emergency. The other postal code affected is 07107.
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Police will first issue a warning to do this and then summon it.
“It definitely changes the nightlife, and does the coronavirus only come out after 8 or 9 pm, or does the coronavirus come out here all day?” Julio Gonzalez, Newark resident Said.
“I agree with the mayor that I have to do what I have to do to stop the spread of COVID,” added resident Kimberly Heimann.
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Also, in Newark, all indoor and outdoor gatherings must be no more than 10 people and the sport will be canceled for at least the next two weeks.
According to Carlin, coach trainers and athletes must be tested and allowed to play while the sporting event is closed.
Throughout the city, restaurants and bars are required to close their indoor dining by 8 pm, two hours earlier than state-wide guidelines.
“Maybe he’s a little overreacted,” said resident Denier Robinson. “We still have to get out of here. People have to make money. We have to make a living and life has to continue.”
After December 1, the city will investigate how well things are going, according to Baraka, before deciding whether to withdraw or maintain the regulation.
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