by Joshua Caplan
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Monday warned people who attempt to swim at the city’s public beaches Memorial Day weekend will be removed from the water as part of an effort to combat further spreading of the Chinese coronavirus.
De Blasio said that New York City will begin installing fencing along the city’s beaches and asked residents to avoid large gatherings, and playing sports. Lifeguards will also be prohibited from being on duty.
“Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” De Blasio said [bold emphasis, mine].
“It’s a dangerous situation to ever go in the water if there are no lifeguards present,” he added.
Though Big Apple beaches are closed for Memorial Day weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will allow beaches in other parts of the state to open. Beaches in Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey are also opening this coming weekend. Read the rest HERE.