Bill de Blasio highlighted the vaccination figures in the metropolis. However, he assured that they need to continue working to immunize all citizens.
The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, announced that he plans to open the city's activity to 100% from July 1, following the high vaccination figures against COVID-19 in the city.
We plan to fully open New York City on July 1. We open stores. Are ready Businesses, offices, theaters, with full force, announced an interview with Chain MSBC.
He added An extraordinary number of people had been vaccinated. 6.3 million doses to date. We are trying to reach people at the grassroots level. However, he assured that in order to reach this inaugural destination, the immunization campaign should continue without any delay. "We need to keep working," he said.
The latest data from the authorities reveal that 52% of New York residents (3.4 million people) have received a dose of the COVID vaccine. In comparison, 36% (2.4 million people) have already completed the vaccination process.
In addition, the New York Department of Health and Hospitals began this week to deploy three minibusses to bring the covid-19 vaccine and other health care to the homeless in the city. On Tuesday, paramedics were deployed in Manhattan's Midtown, Upper West Side, and Washington Heights neighborhoods, and US federal regulators used Johnson's and Johnson's food vaccines after re-approval after a two-week hiatus.
We want every New Yorker to have the same, equal opportunity to be vaccinated, Ted Long, executive director of the New York-based Department of Analysis and Monitoring, told local Gothamist Media.
Despite the resumption of sports activities and the start of some entertainment, major attractions such as the Broadway Musical are still inaccessible. Prior to Thursday's announcement, he was scheduled to return in September.
Last week, New York authorities announced the largest tourism campaign in its history to promote the city's recovery. With a budget of tens of millions of dollars, the first phase will focus on local tourism as it normally represents more than half of the volume.
The catastrophic consequences of COVID-19 in New York's tourism sector in 2020 were evident to anyone passing by the city's landmarks. Yet, this Wednesday, authorities released a statistic of defeat: 44 million fewer tourists and ، 60,000 million less than in 2019.
The number of viewers dropped by 67%, from 66.6 million in 2019 to 22.3 million in 2020. The sector's revenue fell to close to 75%, down from $80.3 billion in 2019 to $20,200 last year. The state controller's office said in a report on Wednesday.
Hotel industry workers at the Big Apple were among those who suffered the most, with 46% being released in 2020.