New York sets to close schools, businesses as South Brooklyn records surge in Covid-19

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The New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has announced plan to close schools and nonessential businesses in South Brooklyn.

While disclosing this on Sunday October 4, 2020, on his Facebook page, Blasio stated the decision was as a result of the surge in the cases of Covid-19 in that region.

“We’ve seen consistently high COVID-19 numbers in 9 zip codes across South Brooklyn, Far Rockaway and Central Queens.

We’re providing these areas with additional resources, but when presented with new information, we must act. We won’t risk the progress we’ve made.

“Today I’m announcing proposal to close all schools and nonessential businesses in these zip codes on Wednesday, October 7.

“The affected zip codes are 11691, 11219, 11223, 11230, 11204, 11210, 11229, 11415 and 11367,” he added.

He stated further that “It was not an easy choice to make, and let me be clear: we haven’t seen any issues in these schools.

“We must, however, be proactive about the safety and health of New Yorkers.”

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