New York Indoor & Outdoor Dining Curfew To Be Lifted

New York City, NY/ USA- 4-05-20: Person Looking at Closed Restaurant Sign Covid19 Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has some good news for people within the state.

Gov. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that beginning next month New York will begin lifting its indoor and outdoor dining curfew hours.

Beginning on May 17, the outdoor dining area curfew for bars and restaurants — which has been midnight — will be lifted.

The indoor area dining curfew hours will be lifted on May 31.

New York has had 2.04 million cases of coronavirus in the state with 51,587 deaths. In New York City, which was the early epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, there were 923,000 cases and 32,456 deaths.

The coronavirus originated 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 32.2 million confirmed cases and 572,000 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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