New York lifted most of the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic after reaching 70% of the adult population vaccinated with one dose.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the end of the measures immediately: "We are living life again," he said.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that New York State had lifted restrictions on epidemics after at least 70 adults who had been vaccinated with at least one dose reached their doorsteps.
Life is going to be prosperous. Life is watching people. Life loves life. It is celebrating. Life is about enjoying life.
And now we're alive again, Cuomo announced.
As confirmed, the measures have been taken immediately, "to date.
We have reached 70 vaccinations. This is a national goal, and we have achieved it ahead of schedule. What does 70% mean? This means that we can now go back to the life we know, Cuomo said of his condition, which was the first epicenter of the outbreak in the US.
In New York City, with more than 8 million inhabitants and experiencing one of the worst virus attacks, the number of infections has dropped to just 500 a day. Moreover, almost half of the population has already completed the regime of vaccines, either one or two doses.
President Joe Biden has set a goal that 70% of adults are vaccinated with at least one dose for the 4th of July. Although a dozen states have reached that threshold, the figure is around 64% at the national level, and the vaccination campaign has significantly slowed down, with difficulties in convincing the most reluctant sectors. As a result, the daily average has fallen to just a million doses from more than 3 million administered at the end of April.
Pfizer / Biotech and modern double dose vaccines and Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccines are available in the United States for those 16 years of age and older. And for a month, the authorities gave the green light to the Pfizer / BioNTech serum administration for adolescents between 12 and 15 years old.
Parallel to the advance of the vaccination campaign, New York has been lifting the restrictions imposed last year to prevent the spread. In April, the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio, said the metropolis would reopen completely on July 1.