Seashores in New York Metropolis can be open to the general public for swimming forward of Independence Day, after partially being reopened for Memorial Day weekend celebrations final month, Mayor Invoice de Blasio tweeted late on Tuesday.
The mayor confirmed media reviews that town’s seashores could be formally open subsequent week.
“The rumours are true: NYC seashores will open for swimming on July 1,” de Blasio stated.
He reiterated that individuals ought to observe social distancing guidelines and canopy faces on the seaside to stop spreading the novel coronavirus, which has killed greater than 121,000 folks and affected 2.36 million folks within the US as of late Tuesday.
Seashores in a number of states have been partially reopened for the Memorial Day vacation weekend on Might 23-25, with numerous restrictions, together with a swimming ban at New York Metropolis seashores.
The town has reported a complete of 217,742 coronavirus instances as of yesterday, and 22,343 lifeless.
The choice to open seashores forward of Independence Day weekend comes because the nation is grappling with each public well being considerations and social pressure.
US has witnessed widespread protests in opposition to racial injustice because the loss of life of a Black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis on Might 25, after a white police officer knelt on his neck.
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