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NYC Mayor de Blasio won't allow people to dine in restaurants until a vaccine is deployed

• Natural News - Ethan Huff

Indoor dining will remain off-limits in the Big Apple at least until June 1, 2021, de Blasio announced, and only on the condition that New Yorkers agree to get whatever WuFlu jab is ready at that time.

"We do expect – and pray for and expect – a vaccine in the spring that will allow us to get more back to normal," de Blasio stated at his daily press briefing.

"But I will absolutely tell you, we're going to keep looking for that solution where we can push down the virus enough where we would have more ability to address indoor dining."

Despite a meager 0.59 percent infection rate – "one of or lowest" since March, de Blasio admitted – NYC is on track to remain closed indefinitely. Meanwhile, nearby New Jersey is reopening its restaurants for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity starting Friday.

Even other areas of New York state, including neighboring Long Island and Westchester, have had limited indoor dining for several weeks now. But not NYC, which remains under total lockdown for reasons that even de Blasio himself could not elucidate.

"Is there a way where we can do something safely with indoor dining?" he asked during the presser. "So far we have not had that moment, honestly."

Reopening NYC will require a "huge step forward," de Blasio warns

Failing to disclose what metrics he is using to determine when it might be "safe" to reopen the city, de Blasio went on to warn that it is still going to take "a huge step forward to get to that point," suggesting that returning to any type of normalcy is still a long way off.