Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

Bill de Blasio: Without more ventilators this week, we'll lose savable lives

Corona rocked the USA: More than one death per hour in New York Bill de Blasio: Without more ventilators this week, we'll lose savable lives
Gustavo Carr | 25 March, 2020, 08:09

"We're going to make that judgment as we get closer", said de Blasio while he was live on PIX11.

De Blasio said the city so far has suffered 131 deaths from COVID-19.

The mayor also said that, starting Thursday, the city will begin a new pilot program that would open up to two streets per borough to pedestrians, with enforcement in place to ensure social distancing. That covers more than 40 percent of the U.S. population.

A sign displaying messages on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is displayed at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of NY. We also are quite clear, there must be enforcement. "It's moving so fast right now that I can't even say that anymore".

De Blasio said that inmates charged with sexual assault or domestic violence will not be eligible for release and that prisoners must have at least five pre-existing health conditions and less than a year remaining on their sentence.

An order requiring most New Yorkers to stay home from work and not gather in groups is now in its first full day, after going into effect on Sunday night. However, he cautioned that much more will be needed in the coming weeks and months.

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More than a third of the nation's confirmed coronavirus cases are in New York City, de Blasio said this weekend.

NY state has become the epicentre of the outbreak in the United States and accounts for nearly half of the country's cases.

"We may get to the point in just days where we have to close the playgrounds for the duration of this crisis. The only force I think that can keep up with the need to constantly move supplies and equipment where they're needed and doctors, nurses, other medical personnel where they're needed is going to be the USA military".

"We are finally beginning to see the Defense Protection Act being implemented, " he said.

Officials are still considering whether to shutter playgrounds; the mayor said a decision would be made by the end of Saturday.