Following a full lockdown final spring, New York City, which was the world’s largest COVID-19 hotspot in the early levels of the coronavirus pandemic, is presently beneath a partial lockdown. A few weeks in the past, Mayor Bill de Blasio stated the town might see one other full lockdown after being overwhelmed by a second wave COVID-19 circumstances.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is dealing with criticism over dancing along with his spouse on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, an space principally abandoned as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions.
In a second aired on nationwide TV networks, de Blasio danced onstage and danced along with his spouse, Chirlane McCray, on the Big Apple’s well-known landmark, which is often full of revelers doing the identical presently of the 12 months.
Critics of the mayor’s motion included Meghan McCain, co-host of ABC’s ‘The View’ discuss present, Jake Schneider, deputy director of US President Donald Trump marketing campaign’s speedy response, and CNN’s Andy Cohen, who was co-hosting a New Year’s Eve program with Anderson Cooper.
Schneider slammed de Blasio for limiting New Yorkers from gathering on the metropolis landmark as a result of “it isn’t safe” amid the continuing pandemic, “except [for] the mayor and his wife”.
De Blasio was additionally criticized by CNN host Cohen, accompanied by co-host Cooper, throughout a dwell present celebrating New Year’s Eve. Cohen was seen to knock again a shot of tequila earlier than diving into a short however offended rant.
The host known as on de Blasio to “do something with this city! Honestly, get it together”.
New York City is presently beneath tight COVID-19 restrictions, regardless of the beginning of mass vaccinations in the town and throughout the United States. In mid-December 2020, de Blasio stated he may place the Big Apple beneath a second full lockdown over fears of the town being overwhelmed by new an infection circumstances and hospitalizations, as Christmas and the New Year have been approaching.