The Mayor of the American city of New York, Bill de Palacio, said that the local authorities expect that between 200,000 and 400,000 people will return to work during the first phase of easing public restrictions.
“From 200,000 to 400,000 people will return to their work, and this will happen very soon,” de Palacio said at a news conference. When making the decision, we start primarily from the motives of security
He added that he expects to announce the details of the first stage in the first or second week of June, indicating that it will include 4 sectors, namely construction, manufacturing, supply and retail.
“We are already in a position to start talking about re-opening step-by-step and step by step,” De Blasio stressed
New York is the largest epicenter of the outbreak of the new Corona virus in the United States, where the city recorded 197,351 confirmed cases of the disease, including 16,610 deaths.
The Corona virus pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented level of unemployment in the United States since the time of the Great Depression, as more than 40 million people in the country since March 21 have applied for unemployment benefits.