In a new draconian measure, New York City mayor Bill De Blasio has now announced that he will be instituting physical check points at all tunnels and bridges heading into the city to ensure that all visitors from states considered high risk are forced to quarantine.
As The Daily Mail reports:
New York City is implementing checkpoints to stop people entering from any of the 35 states that are on Cuomo’s mandatory quarantine list and take down their details to enforce it.
Anyone who is caught flouting the rules faces a $10,000 fine. Bill de Blasio announced the new rule at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
Currently, anyone who enters the state of New York from any of the 35 lists is expected to quarantine for two weeks or risk fines of $2,000 and upwards. If someone who flouts the quarantine and infects another New Yorker with COVID-19, they face a $10,000 fine, per state rules.
The 34 states on Cuomo’s mandatory quarantine list are; Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.
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