New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the lifting of a curfew in the city, as the protests on Saturday were peaceful.
Earlier, New York City authorities extended the curfew until Sunday amid continuing unrest.
“New York: we are lifting the curfew from now on. Yesterday and last night, the residents of our city showed their best behavior. Tomorrow we take the first step towards the opening,” the mayor wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the authorities of the metropolis would begin to lift restrictions imposed in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic on June 8. Since June 8, as previously stated by the Governor, wholesale and retail businesses will be able to resume work in the city. Restaurants and bars are still open for take-out. Also, starting next Monday, construction will continue in the city, companies that are engaged in agricultural activities, fishing and hunting, and some industries will open. It is expected that about 400 thousand people will be able to return to work. Employees of enterprises will have to wear masks, and some companies will be tested for coronavirus.