NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Warns ‘Full Shutdown’ Could Be Looming

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Monday that a citywide shutdown could be implemented if the recent spike in coronavirus infections begins to overwhelm the hospitals.

It was announced last week that indoor dining, which was operating at 25 percent, would be shut down again Monday, and now it appears that more restrictions could be looming.

“There’s the potential of having to do a full pause, a full shutdown, in the coming weeks, because we can’t let this kind of momentum go,” de Blasio said during a Monday appearance on CNN.

“We fought back. We became one of the safest places in the country. We opened our schools when most intercities didn’t. We’ve kept our schools safe,” the mayor said. “We’re seeing the kind of level of infection with the coronavirus we haven’t seen since May, and we have got to stop that momentum — or else, our hospital system will be threatened.”

Of course, any full shutdown implemented would ultimately come from Governor Andrew Cuomo. De Blasio said that state and city officials are working closely with one another to monitor the number of infections.

The mayor’s comments come on the same day that the first coronavirus vaccine administered to an American was given to an ICU nurse in Queens.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Monday that a total shutdown of the city could be implemented if the recent spike in coronavirus infections begins to overwhelm the hospitals.

It was announced last week that indoor dining, which was operating at 25 percent, would be shut down again, and now it appears that more restrictions could be looming.

“There’s the potential of having to do a full pause, a full shutdown, in the coming weeks, because we can’t let this kind of momentum go,” de Blasio said during a Monday appearance on CNN.

“We fought back. We became one of the safest places in the country. We opened our schools when most intercities didn’t. We’ve kept our schools safe,” the mayor said. “We’re seeing the kind of level of infection with the coronavirus we haven’t seen since May, and we have got to stop that momentum — or else, our hospital system will be threatened.”

Of course, any full shutdown implemented would ultimately come from Governor Andrew Cuomo. De Blasio said that state and city officials are working closely with one another to monitor the number of infections.

The mayor’s comments come on the same day that the first coronavirus vaccine administered to an American was given to an ICU nurse in Queens.

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