“Indoor dining will close in New York City starting Monday,” wrote New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday.
“Hospitalizations have not stabilized, and with a rising infection rate and NYC’s density, this means that indoor dining is too high of a risk,” continued Cuomo.
He said that “takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining will continue.”
Indoor dining will close in New York City starting Monday.
Hospitalizations have not stabilized, and with a rising infection rate and NYC’s density, this means that indoor dining is too high of a risk.
Takeout, delivery and outdoor dining will continue.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 11, 2020
Many are reacting to the latest news with dismay. David Maclean, a British journalist, wrote back reminding the Governor of his own data, where New York State publication showed that private household gatherings and not in-door restaurant eating were to blame for at least 74% of the source of spread of Covid-19.
Bars and restaurants account for 1.43% of spread, according to your chart, versus 73% for household gatherings.
Has NYS considered where closing bars and restaurants is likely to drive people? pic.twitter.com/YeUvOJaZOH
— David Maclean 🍾 (@GeordieStory) December 11, 2020
Another one pointed out that the real problem in New York was the “religious gathering, irresponsible house parties, and tree lightings…where people are on top of each other …so dumb.”
Close the fkn churches and temples. NYC bars and restaurants are actually the only places enforcing restrictions on their patrons. Religious gatherings and irresponsible house parties and tree lightings where people are on top of each other continues… so dumb.
— Peri (@newyorkperi) December 11, 2020