the new York city Mayor bill de Blasio announced the introduction of a state of emergency in the city in connection with the spread of the coronavirus
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new York Mayor bill de Blasio announced the introduction of a state of emergency in the city in connection with the spread of the coronavirus. According to de Blasio, who is quoted by “Interfax”, currently the city’s sick with coronavirus 95 people. He noted that 29 people are on mandatory quarantine, 1784 – voluntary.
“I Assure you, none of us wanted to do that. But this is precisely the moment when it is needed,” said the mayor, noting “an alarming increase” of cases in the city during the day. Before it was aware of 42. Blasio said that “the crisis period may last for six months.” In accordance with the decision of the mayor, 10% (about 35 thousand) of workers in new York will perform their duties remotely.
Thursday the Governor of the state of new York Andrew Cuomo made the decision from March 13 to “prohibit the collection of 500 or more people”. Cuomo explained that schools, hospitals and nursing homes will continue their work as public transportation.
In accordance with the decision of Cuomo canceled the show on Broadway until April 12, to stop the spread of the virus. Earlier it was reported that the number of confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus in the state of new York rose for the day in one and a half times and amounted to 328 cases. Last Saturday, Cuomo announced the introduction of the state dirima emergency.
meanwhile, in the headquarters of the UN, the first recorded case of infection with coronavirus Covid-19, and the diseased is an employee of the permanent mission of the Philippines to the organization. Diseased employee of the permanent mission deals with issues of the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly – Committee on legal matters.
“the Last time she visited the UN on Monday, March 9 for 30 minutes. At that time she had no symptoms,” reads the letter of the mission. The mission of the Philippines is closed, all employees were ordered to comply with the quarantine and seek medical assistance in case of onset of symptoms. “We assume that we were all infected”, – underlined in the message.
on the Eve of the permanent mission of Canada to the UN in new York, the first among the diplomatic missions reported to the remote work of employees due to the spread of the coronavirus in the city. The Embassy explained that “this decision was made in connection with emergency measures announced by the Governor ) Cuomo for new York state. On Wednesday, the staff of one of the administrative buildings of the headquarters of UN in new York was evacuated in connection with threat of the spread of coronavirus.
in the USA at the moment was 1635 cases of coronavirus, according to CNN. This number includes 70 people, arrived from Wuhan (3 cases) and off cruise ships “Diamond Princess” (46 cases) and “Grand Princess” (21 case). According to the channel 41 people infected with the virus died, mostly in Washington state.
the President of the United States Donald trump has announced that from midnight on Friday the United States banned entry from Europe. The decision will be valid for 30 days and is associated with the coronavirus. The exception to the prohibition made for the UK.
“To new cases not entered our lands, we will suspend all travel from Europe to the United States nextie 30 days,” said the US President in address to the nation. To enter the United States will not be people who in the last two weeks before trying to cross the border were in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The exceptions are the Americans returning home – they are subjected to inspection, but the country will be allowed.
Also under the new restrictions are not subject to foreign travelers in the United States at the invitation of the authorities of the country to combat the spread of coronavirus, crew members of aircraft and vessels of foreign officials and representatives of international organizations, including NATO.
the American leader has underlined that the EU had not taken sufficient measures in time to combat the spread of the disease, which in Europe formed the foci. Restrictions adopted by the US helped to limit the scale of the infection, said trump. “After the adoption of these early and very serious measures in the United States were significantly less infected than there are now in Europe,” he said.
in addition, the D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser introduced a state of emergency due to the spread of the coronavirus. He, in particular, gives the mayor the right to impose quarantine measures and to punish the traffickers overprice. Emergency mode is entered for 15 days. The city recorded four cases of infection with coronavirus. March 11, mayor Bowser has ordered to cancel the mass event until March 31. Schools were ordered to prepare for the possibility of distance learning. Washington also canceled a parade dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day.
About switching to emergency mode on Wednesday, March 11, also declared the authorities of four States: Arizona, new Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas. Just to extraordinaryproposal due to the spread of the coronavirus passed 24 States: Arkansas, Michigan, Vermont, North Carolina, Massachusetts, new Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Ohio, Illinois, Rhode island, new Jersey, Oregon, new York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Kentucky, Indiana, Hawaii, Maryland, California, Florida and Washington.
Earlier, the head of the world health organization (who), Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus at a briefing in Geneva said that the current situation with the new coronavirus can be “characterized as a pandemic.” The who also noted that most of the registered cases of infection (over 90%) comes from China and South Korea. In addition, in 81 countries the spread of infection have not yet been recorded. In China, said that the peak of the disease in the country is passed.