New COVID-19 restrictions could affect indoor dining, retail shopping

As the city sees an increase in coronavirus cases, officials say it is possible we may soon have further restrictions in place to stop the spread.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2020, 4:20 AM

Updated 1,260 days ago

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As the city sees an increase in coronavirus cases, officials say it is possible we may soon have further restrictions in place to stop the spread. 
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he expects new restrictions in a matter of days. This could mean no more indoor dining, retail shopping or haircuts for a while. 
Among other things,  a lot of different nonessential businesses could be forced to close their doors once again. 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says if coronavirus cases don’t significantly decrease this week, indoor dining will be suspended in New York City. 
Regions outside the city could have to reduce indoor dining to 25%. Mayor Bill de Blasio emphasized that we have gone through a tough couple of weeks and that it is very likely that we must prepare for new restrictions soon. 
“Unless there is some evidence that that is going to change rapidly, unfortunately, restrictions are needed to protect us all. So, we're constantly talking to the state about this. I think everyone is aligned that we've got to stop this increase we're seeing,” said de Blasio. 
The mayor says the coronavirus vaccine will be in the city by next week.


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