The US exceeded 250 thousand deaths and New York closes schools – Night Shift

The United States reached the figure of 250,000 deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

The North American giant, where the number of infected has increased significantly in recent weeks, is the most affected in the world by the virus, ahead of Brazil and India.

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In New York, schools were closed again after the city had registered a positivity rate greater than 3% for seven consecutive days, the data that was to define the measure.

“New York reached the threshold of an average of 3% positive tests over seven days. Unfortunately, this means that the public school buildings will be closed from tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, as a precaution, “said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Daniel Saint Martin, an Argentine who has lived in New York for 35 years, told Chain 3 that the number of infections grew strongly in recent days.

“Yesterday there were almost 5,200 cases. The schools opened two months ago but closed again. There are 1800, more than a million students,” he described.

Saint Martin said that commercial activity is quite normal in the city and that tourism is almost “zero”, due to the tests and the three-day quarantine they ask for.

“There are no theaters, cinemas, a number of things closed. Businesses are open. But there are very few people, It seems like a ghost town, I’ve lived here for 35 years and I’ve seen it like this in my life. “

In turn, he added that restaurants “work at 25%” and that supermarkets limit the number of customers inside. For not wearing a mask at airports or stations, the fines “are $ 50.”

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