The mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, however, specified that fines will be issued only to those who commit violations repeatedly or demonstratively ignore the calls of police, but the increasingly harsh punitive measures clearly illustrate the tense situation in this metropolis, which has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. territory. The number of people infected in New York City has exceeded 33,000.
The mayor warned that at this rate the stock of drugs and IVL devices for COVID-19 treatment will be enough only until the end of the week.
The situation in the country does not look better. President Donald Trump shocked his fellow countrymen with the words that if the number of deaths from COVID-19 across the country does not exceed 200 thousand, it can be considered a successful result. Anthony Fauci, the country’s chief infectious disease player, predicted that between 100 and 200 thousand people could fall victim to the coronavirus in the country.