Governor Andrew Cuomo Reinstates NYC Indoor Dining Ban

Manhattan, New York City, USA - October 31st 2014: The inside of the Planet Hollywood restaurant at the Times Square is stuffed with extraordinary movie props and unique decoration elements

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he is reinstating the indoor dining ban. The ban has been reinstated indefinitely.

Cuomo announced the news during a press conference in Albany as coronavirus cases across the state continue to rise.

“In New York City, you put the CDC caution on indoor dining together with the rate of transmission and the density and the crowding, that is a bad situation,” Cuomo said.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shared his support for Cuomo’s decision.

“This is painful. So many restaurants are struggling. But we can’t allow this virus to reassert itself in our city,” he wrote on Twitter.

The move is being made with the hope of slowing the rise in cases throughout the state.

New York, NY - July 1, 2020: NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement and holds media briefing at 3rd Avenue office

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The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 15.5 million confirmed cases and 290,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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