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The clock could start ticking on a Big Apple indoor dining shutdown as early next week if the city’s coronavirus infection rate does not slow down, state data obtained by The Post shows.
And Mayor Bill de Blasio affirmed Thursday that new restrictions are likely coming.
Hizzoner made another COVID-related business curtailment sound as if it was fait accompli during an interview on 1010 WINS radion where he was pressed on the possibility of Cuomo invoking the COVID-19 ‘orange zone’ rules locally.
“The governor’s made very clear — the state has the ultimate decision there — but he made very clear yesterday those closures are coming, too, and they’re coming soon,” de Blasio told the radio station. “Given what these numbers are telling us, given how intense this upsurge is, you’re going to see those additional restrictions very quickly.”
Pressed by host Brigitte Quinn if that meant indoor dining could shut within days, de Blasio responded it could.
“I don’t know if it’s a few days or a week or two, but it’s coming and the governor made that very clear yesterday,” he said. “I think that it’s quite clear that, within the next week …
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