New York (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers need to be prepared for the possibility of a complete closure.
As the number of cases of coronavirus continues to grow, he said on Monday it was clear that all restrictions had to be on the table.
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“At the current rate, you need to be ready for a complete shutdown. It will pause, like when you’re back in late spring,” he said. “That is, I think we need more and more to break behind this second wave, stop the growth of this second wave, stop killing, and stop threatening hospitals.”
The mayor said that anyone who can work from home should do so.
He wants the second shutdown to last only a few weeks.
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He said he was working closely with the states that would ultimately make the decision.
In the meantime, the first COVID vaccine was finally given in New York City on Monday.
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