Governor Cuomo Imposes New Restrictions for Hot Spots

Governor Andrew Cuomo is cracking down on parts of Brooklyn and Queens that have seen a spike in coronavirus cases.

He’s announced a “Cluster Action Initiative” that imposes new restrictions to reduce the spread.

We have what I call a COVID cluster problem. But a cluster problem is serious because a cluster problem can grow,” Governor Cuomo said.

In so-called “red zones,” nonessential businesses will be closed, mass gatherings will be banned and restaurants can only offer takeout. There’s also a limit on capacity at houses of worship.

In surrounding “orange zones,” high-risk businesses will have to close and only outdoor dining will be allowed at restaurants.

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