A passenger prepares to take a Delta flight on August 8, 2020 at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York.
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New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio advised residents on Tuesday to keep away from touring out of state in the course of the holidays as the town responds to the “actual risk” of a second wave of coronavirus infections.
For individuals who determine to journey, he urged them to get examined and to stick to the state’s journey advisory that requires vacationers arriving in New York from a majority of U.S. states to quarantine for 14 days.
“I hate to say it, however I’ve to induce all New Yorkers: Don’t journey out of state for the vacations,” de Blasio stated throughout a press briefing. He stated the advice was based mostly on recommendation he obtained from the town’s health-care management.
“Understand that by doing that, sadly, you possibly can be placing your self and your loved ones in peril and likewise the danger of bringing the illness again right here,” he stated.
Passengers who arrive at New York Metropolis-area airports might be inspired to get examined for Covid-19 instantly, de Blasio stated, including that bodily testing websites will function at LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport.
“We wish to make it simple and clear that anybody coming off a aircraft ought to instantly get examined as properly,” de Blasio stated.
The mayor additionally pushed for the federal authorities to mandate vacationers nationwide to check damaging for Covid-19 earlier than boarding each worldwide and home planes.
“It isn’t concerning the airline business, it is about your well being, your loved ones’s well being, the town’s well being and security. The nation, that is what we needs to be desirous about,” he stated.
Coronavirus instances throughout the U.S. have surged in current weeks, which have led to a current rise in hospitalizations. The nation is now reporting almost 70,000 instances each day — a file that reveals no signal of letting up as fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving strategy.
New York Metropolis has been responding to a rise of coronavirus instances in “pink zones” which have reported larger positivity charges, or the full % of exams which can be optimistic, in contrast with different elements of the state, particularly within the Brooklyn and Queens boroughs.
Town’s seven-day positivity charge is now roughly 1.6%, a quantity that’s “pretty secure,” de Blasio stated. The weekly common of each day Covid-19 instances is at 528, solely barely under a threshold of 550, he stated.
“We have now an actual risk of a second wave right here in New York Metropolis, and we have been combating it again however we will not take it evenly,” de Blasio stated.
— CNBC’s Will Feuer contributed to this report.