As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by TheHill.com:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Monday that New York Police Department officers will pull people out of crowded subway trains as the city continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
“The PD is going to go out there, if they see any overcrowding, they’re going to literally split it up, pull people off the train, move them along into different cars, whatever it takes,” de Blasio said Monday in an interview with NY1. “This is literally about protecting people’s lives.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The mayor said crowding on subways is “obviously not typical at this point,” with few people using the public transportation system, but at times crowds have formed on trains if a train broke down or service was delayed.
The mayor warned that social-distancing violators could face fines of up to $500. “Nobody should be going on a crowded train,” he declared.
De Blasio’s remarks were a completely turnaround from what he said on March 5: “I’m here on the subway to say to people ‘go about your lives. There’s nothing to fear, go about your lives.’”
— City of New York (@nycgov) March 6, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) March 30, 2020
To get more information about this article, please visit TheHill.com.