Indoor Dining in New York City Postponed Indefinitely

Indoor Dining in New York City Postponed Indefinitely

In his tweets, Trump decried a move by NY officials to shift about $1 billion from the city's police budget in a bid to respond to calls to "defund the police" that resonated following the recent deaths of Floyd and other African Americans in police custody.

"You're seeing the City Council bow to mob rule", Shea told "Good Day New York" Wednesday.

A statement from Vocal NY, the group leading the occupation of City Hall Park, said, "The New York City Budget is due in by July 1st, 2020 - we are demanding that NYPD is defunded by $1 billion and that money is used to invest in the things that really make our communities safe like housing, health care, education, and more".

Outdoor dining at restaurants, which started about two weeks ago, can continue, de Blasio said.

NY state was previously the epicenter of the United States's outbreak, with more than 32,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. "Citizen compliance is slipping".

He said that other businesses slated to reopen in Phase 3, like nail salons, tanning salons, and massage parlors will not be delayed.

"We know a lot of other parts of this country have very sadly made decisions based on something other than the data", de Blasio said.

On Tuesday, the state added an additional eight states to the recommended two-week quarantine for travelers coming to NY.

A number of states - including ones with large populations such as Florida, California, Texas, and Georgia - have seen big spikes in cases recently.

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warned on Tuesday that new cases could more than double to 100,000 per day if authorities and the public fail to take steps to suppress the pandemic.

The latest numbers in NY showed a seven-day rolling of average of 1.1% statewide infection, and 3.19 new cases per 100,000 residents. New York City's numbers have continued to remain at safe levels.

NY state will create its own department to help local governments enforce reopening rules for businesses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

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