New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday the possibility of a full pause and shutdown exists in the city because “we’re seeing the kind of level of infection with the coronavirus we haven’t seen since May and we have to stop momentum.”
He made the comment during an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
The mayor said his “number one job” is to protect the health and safety of residents.
He also noted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the New York Times a larger shutdown for the city is possible.
De Blasio called this time the “last big battle against the coronavirus here in New York City” on the same day the vaccine arrived in the city.