New York City begins Phase 1 of Progressive Deconfinement

The opening of companies in US economic capital, limited since March 22, will be gradual. The first phase concerns the construction and manufacturing industry on Monday. The terraces and hairdressers will follow in two weeks.

“This is the day when New York will open again and I’m so happy to see this day finally come.” One hundred days exactly after the confirmation of the first case in the US economic capital, the epicenter of the epidemic with more than 20,000 dead, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pleased to officially begin his deconfinance, Monday, June 8. All indicators in New York point to a now controlled epidemic. For Mayor Bill de Blasio, all credit goes to New Yorkers and their respect for containment measures.

The opening of this metropolis, in drought since March 22, promises to be very gradual, limited in a first phase to the construction and manufacturing sector. Open stores must ensure safety distances. Between 200,000 and 400,000 people return to their workplace.

Within 15 days, the authorities hope to take a second step that will allow you to dine on the terrace or return to the hairdresser. But not yet in theaters and restaurants, for which no recovery date has been set.

New York – Covid-19 – Opening – Andrew Cuomo

Limited reopening due to looting

Provided the infection rate does not start to rise again. Many wonder whether the protests against racial equality that agitate the city – and the entire United States – will revive the epidemic for two weeks.

“The city has been revived with the protests (…), this coincides with the first phase and it’s good,” Brandy Bligen, a 70-year-old pensioner, told Agence France-Presse (AFP). Saturday and planned to follow Governor Cuomo’s advice, demanding that protesters be tested quickly. But that didn’t stop him from being in the subway Monday morning, a simple face mask, mandatory.

The opening of this capital of consumerism seems all the more limited now that the windows of many stores are protected from plywood since the looting that rocked Manhattan last Monday. The city’s curfew has only been raised since Sunday.

With AFP