Associated Press
Associated Press 11 Dec 2020

Indoor dining banned in NYC to limit virus spread


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that indoor dining restrictions will be reinstated in New York City on Monday, as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue climbing in the city and throughout the state. (Dec. 11)

The state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has recently launched a new COVID testing campaign to help residents detect infections and avoid virus spreading. Learn more about how the testing works.
With indoor eating banned in New York restaurants, some stout-hearted braved sub-zero temperatures to eat outdoors. Following Winter Storm Gail, which slammed the east coast, Americans showed their pioneer spirit by eating outside, even in frigid temperatures. A restaurant in Queens provided warm robes for customers, while other eateries put their heaters to use. Now, the concern surrounding the snowstorm is if items being shipped for Christmas will get there in time.
Philadelphia officials are allowing restaurants to resume limited indoor dining in the city after rolling back some COVID-19 restrictions. The restrictions will be eased on Saturday, January 16. Watch the update from Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an update on COVID-19 restrictions, including an end to indoor dining in New York City as of Monday. "The federal government must provide relief to these bars and restaurants," Cuomo said. Watch his remarks.

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