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De Blasio Urges N.Y. to Follow N.J. in Pausing Reopenings

  • Murphy will ease restrictions ‘safely and responsibly’
  • NYC Mayor says Cuomo should also stop easing restrictions
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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he’s holding off on easing more pandemic restrictions as case counts surge to the highest in the nation, prompting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to urge similar precautions.

Capacity at New Jersey’s restaurants, gyms and salons increased to 50% on Friday as Murphy eased rules aimed at stemming the coronavirus outbreak. The number of people allowed at gatherings has also more than doubled to 25 indoors and 50 outdoors.