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NY to release 300 nonviolent Rikers inmates amid pandemic

New York Mayor appeals for federal help to tackle virus New York Mayor appeals for federal help to tackle virus - Republic World
Deanna Wagner | 27 March, 2020, 01:52

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is mulling on releasing "vulnerable" inmates sentenced in local jails to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in their penitentiaries.

The mayor said he was been in discussions with his Office of Criminal Justice, the city's district attorneys, the Department of Correction and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea.

"I think that's absolutely true", MacCallum said, adding that de Blasio wasn't giving his citizens a "positive message" on how he'd lead the city through the crisis.

At a briefing in City Hall, the mayor said NY had received supplies from the state and federal governments but appealed for more funding.

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For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

New Yorkers looking for a little leisure outside have a few more places to roam about, without having to worry about being too close to others during social distancing.

The goal of the city is to keep public spaces, like parks, open to give people a space to get fresh air and exercise, but officials continue to stress people shouldn't be hanging out and that is something they say they're still seeing. "God bless you. But let's open streets, let's open space - that's where people should be, in open spaces areas, not in dense locations".

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway told Fox News Thursday that the surge of Americans filing for unemployment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is "tough".