Here's Where You Could Be Arrested or Fined for Violating Coronavirus Lockdowns

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned religious leaders that their places of worship could be shut down permanently if they did not follow the city's order to pause services during the coronavirus pandemic.

There is also an emergency hospital being constructed in Central Park to treat the overflow of coronavirus patients.

There was no outright denial from de Blasio, but he said he was working with the information he had at the time, while trying to make sure people's livelihoods remained intact.

Nevertheless, he extended the state's "pause" order shuttering most businesses and urging New Yorkers to stay at home as much as possible to April 15.

The web of private and public hospitals across the state must work together as cases mount, he said, and form a "relief valve" once downstate hospitals become overwhelmed. Because of how quickly it's still spreading throughout the 5 boroughs, Mayor Bill de Blasio has chose to crack down on anyone who violates these policies.

'My understanding is the fines are in the range of $250 to $500'.

AMC movie theater chain closes for six to 12 weeks
As it notes in a press release issued today, more than a states and cities have mandated such closures over the last few days. Still, the health and wellbeing of AMC guests and employees, and of all Americans, takes precedence above all else.


There are more than 30,000 cases of COVID-19 in New York City. This is her new reality in the age of COVID-19.

So for the sake of your fellow New Yorkers, healthcare workers, and your own life, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and vote Donald "Science Denying" Trump out of office come November. "The president did something very insulting by saying that", de Blasio told PIX11's Dan Mannarino.

"If we do things together well - nearly perfectly - we could get in the range of 100,000 to 200,000 fatalities", Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House's coronavirus task force, told NBC's "Today" show.

-The mayor says he spoke to President Trump Sunday morning to urgently request more ventilators and medical personnel from the federal government. On Sunday alone, 98 people died within a span of just seven hours.

As of Sunday morning there are 30,765 cases of coronavirus in NY city itself and over 53,000 in the entire state of NY. Now that it's become clear NY was unable to evade the virus, de Blasio argues "none of us have time to look backward".

He added, "I don't think it's hoarding, I think it's maybe worse than hoarding, but check it out".

  • Ismael Montgomery