New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that no decision has been made on his proposal to close non-essential businesses and revert restaurants to takeout only in the 9 hot spot zip codes by Wednesday.

Conversations continue he said, adding “we need obviously a clear decision in the course of today so we can move forward.”

It is the state’s ultimate decision, he noted, but he is “prepared to implement as soon as tomorrow morning in those 9 zip codes once we have the signoff from the state.”

The closures would not affect religious institutions per his proposal.

De Blasio’s initial proposal also called for school closures by Wednesday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved that portion but moved up the day, acting to close schools Tuesday in those hot spot areas



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