Another beauty from Hizzoner, this time in honor of Chol Hamoed.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said today that he wants to send the city’s COVID-19 hot-spot neighborhoods into lockdown again starting Wednesday — shutting down all of their non-essential businesses, public and private in-school learning and indoor and outdoor restaurant dining.
Houses of worship, like shuls, will remain open.
“We’re having an extraordinary problem — something we haven’t seen since spring,’’ de Blasio told reporters on a conference call, referring to the uptick in the coronavirus in those areas.
About a half-million people would be affected by the return to the kind of drastic shut-down that the city hasn’t seen since one was instituted in mid-March.
The move would shut down in-classroom learning for 100 public schools and another 200 private schools, the mayor said.
Meanwhile, another 11 neighborhoods in the city are on a “watch list’’ over their COVID-19 numbers — and would lose indoor dining and have their gyms and pools closed starting Wednesday morning under the city’s push. Read more at the NY Post.