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NYC and New Jersey, Virus Epicenters, Will Revive in June

  • Hardest-hit states easing while hot spots flare up elsewhere
  • Florida, reopened last month, showing pattern of rising cases
A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks passed closed businesses in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, U.S., on May 27.

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks passed closed businesses in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, U.S., on May 27.

Photographer: Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg
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New York City and New Jersey, the center of the Covid-19 outbreak in the U.S., are finally opening up.

The city is likely to meet state metrics by next week and have restrictions on commerce lifted June 8, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a Friday news briefing.