NYC Mayor Estimates Lockdown Will End in Next Two Weeks

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
May 29, 2020

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he anticipates the city to reopen sometime within the next two weeks, said Bloomberg. Speaking at a press briefing today, the mayor said the subways remained the major challenge, namely how to keep them clean and allow for social distancing. While he has pressed the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which is controlled by the state, for answers, he said none have been forthcoming so far. While short on details about what ending the lockdown would mean, he estimated that some 200,000 to 400,000 people in construction, retail and manufacturing will return to work in the first phase.

The mayor also added that while the city has lost revenue during the pandemic, he is confident the government will be able to borrow enough to make up for the shortfall.

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