New York announces school closures in COVID-19 affected areas

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New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that schools have been closed in 9 Communities on the Big Apple, which have discovered a coronavirus outbreak with an infection rate of more than 3%.

The governor said at a press conference, "These areas of clusters must be attacked." He didn't give a specific date. Reopen.

Cuomo added: "I won't let my son infect one of these sources of infection." He also confirmed that The State of New York will take steps to implement measures to stop the spread of Covid in the area. The worst blow has been criticism of the work of municipal staff in recent days.

In particular, Cuomo mentioned the great churches that are being searched in businesses and places of worship, noting that the plan of the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, to control the virus has largely failed. Affected religious institutions.

Several of the hardest-hit areas in New York, concentrated in the Brooklyn and Queens districts, are neighborhoods where New York's Orthodox Jewish communities reside, which have on numerous occasions ignored social est estating and the use of masks during religious ceremonies.

"There are too many local governments that are not demanding compliance. (…) Warning something is not the same as imposing it," Cuomo stressed.

The governor's announcement comes a day after De Blasio proposed to state authorities the closure of all non-essential activities, including schools, in the nine postal districts of the city where COVID-19 outbreaks have been detected.

Although Cuomo has only decreed the closure of schools, and not of any non-essential activity as requested by the mayor, the governor said he had made the decision after a "good and collaborative" teleconference with De Blasio and other prominent leaders of New York City, as well as with the president of the powerful Union Federated Union of Teachers, Michael Mulgrew.

The United States reached 7,328,273 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 208,642 deaths on Friday.

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