April 29 New York City Mayor Bill Whitehauer said Tuesday that the city plans to “fully restart” on July 1, “we are ready to let stores open, businesses start, offices, theaters to resume full operations.” ”
New York City has been on a “pause” since March 2020 as a result of Coronavirus outbreak. Since then, despite a four-stage restart, the pandemic has had to be tightened again because of a wave of outbreaks last autumn and winter.
At a press conference held on the same day, Bai Sihao said that the “full restart” means that all walks of life will be 100% open, restaurants, bars, shops, hair salons, gyms, stadiums, theaters, concert halls, museums and other business conditions all returned to the pandemic before the school will open in September, the subway system will resume 24 hours operation. He said members of the public still needed to wear masks in indoor public areas, but did not disclose details of plans for the restart or specific vaccination arrangements after the restart.
More than 6.4 million doses have been vaccinated in the city so far, and more than 2.9 million people have completed two doses, according to New York City. From the 29th, new York State-run vaccination sites will be book-free, and New York City-operated vaccination sites will be free of appointment on April 23. Mr. Bai said he was optimistic about achieving the goal of full vaccination for 5 million New Yorkers and said July 1st was the right time to restart.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference the same day, New York State has hope of a full restart by July 1. However, he also said that although the outbreak has clearly eased, but the threat is still. Restarts must be carried out in accordance with outbreak data and precautions must be maintained in the short term. Whitehead said New York City will continue to take steps to make the city safer.
As vaccinations continue to increase, new State’s outbreak data has improved significantly. On April 28, New York State’s new coronavirus testing rate dropped to 1.8 percent, below 2 percent for the first time since November 7 last year; 2,900 Coronavirus patients were hospitalized, down below 3,000 for the first time since November 24; and 691 intensive care patients died. New York State currently has more than 15 million doses vaccinated, and about one-third of residents have completed two doses.