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When will the current total lockdown in the State of New York be lifted or reduced in intensity?

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On March 21st, governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has ordered the shutdown of all non-essential businesses in the state.

This requires, according to Fox News:

Bars and restaurants must be closed throughout the city and are only permitted to offer takeout or delivery services.

Other recreational facilities such as gyms, amusement parks, museums and more all are forced close to prevent large groups of people from congregating and potentially spreading coronavirus from person-to-person contact.

When will the current lockdown in New York State be lifted or reduced in intensity?

This question resolves as the day when the government of New York State eases any of the partial lockdown measures or recommendations.

Further details:

  • The lockdown is lifted even if it is only partially lifted. If a lockdown is lifted and then reapplied, such that there is a period of non-lockdown in between, only the first period counts towards this question.
  • A lockdown will be considered valid even if there is no official enforcement mechanism.
  • Resolution is by credible media reports.
  • A regional-only easing of lockdowns count as a partial lifting of the lockdown.


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