NEW YORK 25th June – The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, declared today that he hopes that the city can enter phase-III of the lockdown lifting on July 6, if the indicators on the presence of COVID-19 remain stable, in a time when global contagion figures in the country are on the rise.
This third phase will allow the restaurants, which with the entrance of phase-II on Monday reopened the terraces, offering tables to their clients inside and will also authorize the return of personal care businesses such as beauty salons, beauty centers manicure or massage places.
Also, outdoor team sports play will be allowed again, in NY.
Coinciding with this advance, the mayor announced that eleven hospitals and health centers in the city will offer free tests for the detection of the coronavirus and insisted on the importance of continuing tests to monitor the evolution of the pandemic.
Like the city, the state of New York is in full reopening and has a proportion of positives over the total of tests of 1.1%, while the area of the Big Apple, which is progressing more slowly than the rest of areas, has a ratio of 1.2%, said Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday.
De Blasio already announced yesterday that on July 1 the eight local beaches will reopen for bathers with limited hours, the last step in a reopening in which citizens can already enjoy restaurants with an outdoor terrace, retail stores or hairdressers, among other businesses.
The United States added yesterday, Wednesday, about 36,000 new infections of coronavirus, a record number very similar to those recorded in late April, during the peak of the pandemic in the New York region with Florida, California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Carolinas as the states where the highest increase in cases is being recorded.
New York and its neighboring states of New Jersey and Connecticut announced yesterday that they will impose a 14-day quarantine on travelers from COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States to prevent further spread.