New York to lift coronavirus restrictions fully on July 1

The implementation of the plans depends on whether the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, supports them.

New York intends to remove completely all restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus and return to normal life on July 1. Mayor Bill de Blasio on MSNBC stated this on Thursday.

“We are ready to open the city on July 1 fully,” he said. – We are ready to open shops, businesses, offices, and theaters – all in full force. I think there will be crowds in New York.”

The mayor stressed that at least 6.3 million residents of the metropolis have already been vaccinated. Therefore, it is possible to cancel the restrictions imposed against the background of the pandemic. “The number of vaccinated people will continue to grow, and we will make every effort to do so,” he said. At the same time, de Blasio did not explain to what extent the mask regime will remain in effect inside the premises.

However, the implementation of the plans depends on whether the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, supports them. The removal of coronavirus restrictions on July 1 will be symbolic, as soon after, on July 4, Americans will celebrate Independence Day. According to data for last Wednesday, more than 923.9 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the city during the epidemic. 32,461 people died from the effects of the disease they caused.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43% of the US population (over 142.6 million people) received at least one dose of the coronavirus drug. Approximately 29.5% (98 million people) were fully vaccinated.

According to Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on information from federal and local authorities, more than 32.2 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic. More than 574.4 thousand people have died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.

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Author: Steve Cowan
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