New Yorkers flocked to Central Park to enjoy the warm Sunday weather, despite the city being the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak.
Images of the afternoon where the temperature reached 61 degrees show people walking around, sometimes with less than the recommended two meters between them, leaning back on the lawns.
Many New York City residents were noticeably wearing no face covering, although authorities have repeatedly warned that COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets entering the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Although tourism has stopped because of the deadly outbreak that infected more than 750,000 people and killed 40,276 Americans as of Sunday, Manhattan’s tourist hot spot looked vibrant.
New Yorkers flocked to Central Park to enjoy the warm Sunday weather, despite the city being the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak
Images of the afternoon where the temperature reached 61 degrees show people walking around, sometimes with less than the recommended six feet between them, leaning back on the lawns
City dwellers enjoyed the sunshine while walking their dogs when the temperature reached 61 degrees
While tourism has halted due to the deadly outbreak that infected more than 750,000 people and killed 40,276 Americans as of Sunday, Manhattan’s tourist hot spot looked vibrant under strict home orders
Central Park was the popular spot for joggers and dog walkers on Sundays
The US is the worst country in the world when it comes to the registered infection rate.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an injunction Wednesday making it mandatory for people in the area to wear a face mask. They should cover their mouth and nose if they cannot stay six feet from the nearest person.
People without a mask can use a fabric cover. Cuomo said he can impose civil penalties if there is widespread non-compliance, but he doesn’t want to.
On Saturday alone, more than 500 people died of the coronavirus in the state, a number that dropped 43 the previous day.
Cuomo said the state is on the other side of the curve, claiming the infection rate was declining.
With hospital admissions getting out of hand last month, Central Park became the site of a field hospital after buildings lacked space to accommodate victims.
The park – measuring approximately 1.3 square miles – is also lined with refrigerated trucks where dead bodies were temporarily stored after the morgues reached capacity.
In Central Park, people sit in pairs. Some wore masks while others decided to go without
People appeared to enjoy the sun in Central Park on Sunday. While most were spaced 6ft apart, others seemed closer
Some New Yorkers are seen sitting on park benches, walking pets and enjoying a takeaway drink in the sun
Families enjoy the popular tourist destination amid the pandemic
People are seen in Central Park on Sundays. Some went with their families and others took their dogs for a walk
Families saw a tour of the park on Sunday. Some appear in front of a sign warning people of social distance
New York governor Cuomo said on Sunday that the state has gone through the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak
“We have shown that we can control the beast and if you close you can actually slow down that infection rate, but this is only rest,” Cuomo warned in his daily briefing.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged people in the city to report others who do not meet social distance guidelines.
He said take a photo and send it to 311-692. It is similar to other places in the world – such as Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where residents have been asked to use a police app to report those who break social distance rules.
However, some people claimed it was non-American to snitch people to fellow citizens.
Cuomo also said on Sunday that officials are preparing to launch a state-wide antibody investigation this week to help determine the true magnitude of the outbreak.
Two people are depicted in Central Park on Sunday surrounded by blossom trees
Sun worshipers brought blankets and lounge chairs to the park on Sundays to ramp up spring temperatures
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged people in the city to report others who do not meet social distance guidelines. Many people in New York made sure to keep their distance from others
Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has advocated President Trump for a bailout.
He continues to ask Trump to push for a $ 7.5 billion federal bailout for New York City, which has suffered a billion-dollar blow from the corona virus.
The Blasio last week called for the $ 7.5 billion, the amount of tax revenue the city is expected to lose because of the pandemic.
“That lost income must be replaced dollar by dollar by the federal government. The federal government can do it, “he said.
“No New Yorker is responsible for this terrible crisis, but New York has had a hard time, we’ve been the epicenter. If you look at the impact here, anyone with a heart would recognize that the federal government should come to the rescue, “said the Blasio.
He said the $ 2.3 trillion CARES Act Incentive Package contained only $ 1.4 billion in “indirect aid” to New York City.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged people in the city to report others who do not meet social distance guidelines