New York City halts plan to reopen indoor dining as coronavirus surges across US
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) speaks at a press conference about COVID-19.
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New York City will not allow indoor dining to resume next week as originally scheduled due to growing coronavirus outbreaks in other parts of the country, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday.
“We see a lot of problems and we particularly see problems revolving around people going back to bars and restaurants indoors. Indoors is the problem more and more, the science is showing it more and more,” de Blasio said at a press briefing.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he would consider delaying the city’s reopening of indoor dining areas and would make a final decision on Wednesday. The governor is scheduled to hold a press briefing later.
De Blasio said that outdoor dining, which was …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]