Curfew in New York city lifted 'effective immediately', says Mayor Bill de Blasio

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 07, 2020, 07:31 PM(IST)

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According to the "Phase one" of easing the shutdown, construction and manufacturing will resume and retail stores will be allowed limited in-store and curbside pickup.

New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio has lifted a curfew on Sunday that he had imposed during anti-racism protests in the city. 

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The Mayor took to Twitter to announce the end of curfew "effective immediately", he said: "Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city."

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A curfew between 8:00 pm to 5:00 am was imposed in New York City for the first time in 75 years. And the curfew has ended on the eve of the city's reopening that is scheduled on Monday. The city will reopen after being forced to stay at home for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

On Monday, New York will step into phase one of the state's plan to restart economic activities. America's most populous city was shut due to an outbreak of the virus that caused over 21,000 confirmed and probable deaths.

According to the "Phase one" of easing the shutdown, construction and manufacturing will resume and retail stores will be allowed limited in-store and curbside pickup.

Bill de Blasio extended the curfew on June 2 and moved it up to start more than 20 minutes before the sunset because many high-profile stores were looted by the protestors. 

These protestors were protesting against the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis.

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