Last Monday Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the state of New York, announced that Covid-19 claimed only two victims that day and that 476 people tested positive out of a population of 20 million inhabitants. In comparison, last Friday in Veneto there were 197 positives and 5 deaths out of a population of 5 million inhabitants.
Despite the encouraging numbers, Cuomo does not want to let his guard down and still does not allow restaurants to serve at the table inside the premises.
In the meantime, the problem has been solved by allowing restaurants to place tables in front of their shops on the streets and avenues of the cities. In New York City, the operation is called the “Open Street Initiative” and will last until October 31st, involving 9.000 restaurants, which may remain open until 23pm. The initiative extends over 00 kilometers of roads and avenues.
In the photos, several views of the open-air restaurants on Second Avenue in Manhattan.