- In New York, a plane crashes near a bridge in Queens, leaving at least two people injured and one dead
- The New York Police and Fire Department reported that all occupants managed to get out of the aircraft
- The pier near the Whitehouse neighborhood of Queens did not suffer serious structural damage
In New York, a plane crashes near a bridge in Queens and leaves at least two people injured and one deceased, authorities report.
This Sunday afternoon, about two people were injured and another was killed after a seaplane crashed near the Throgs Neck Bridge in Queens.
Authorities said the accident occurred around 3 p.m. near the pier at 158-11 Riverside Drive in Whitestone.
The New York police and fire department reported that all occupants managed to exit the aircraft.
Hours later, at a press conference, they reported that one of the people involved had died and the other two were in critical condition.
New York: Plane crashes near bridge in Queens
The New York Fire Department confirmed that it was a small single-engine seaplane carrying three passengers. A person riding a jet ski nearby also suffered minor injuries.
According nbc, the pier located near the Whitehouse neighborhood of Queens did not suffer serious structural damage, at least not obviously.
New York: School and Non-Essential Businesses Closure Announced
New York announced the closure of non-essential schools and businesses following a spike in Covid-19 cases in various areas of the state.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the closure of non-essential schools and businesses in parts of Brooklyn and Queens that have seen a significant spike in cases of coronavirus in the last week.
De Blasio said that while the restrictions are painful, they were necessary to prevent the cases from spreading further, he reported. The Wall Street Journal.
For his part, Governor Andrew Cuomo also announced during a press conference on Sunday that New York State will begin to “aggressively” enforce state health orders starting Monday in places where coronavirus cases have increased exponentially.
Most of the positive cases in the state are concentrated in twenty zip codes, the governor said. Those areas have an infection rate of 4.8 percent, while the state’s overall infection rate is 0.9 percent, not counting the worst affected areas.
The neighborhoods affected by this measure are Far Rockaway, Edgemere, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills and Pomonok in Queens, Borough Park, Gravesend, Homecrest, Midwood, Bensonhurst, Mapleton, Flatlands, Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn.
“Local governments have not done an effective job of enforcing these codes. The state will make an aggressive enforcement starting tomorrow. As we saw with bars and restaurants, when the state initiated enforcement actions, enforcement increased tremendously, ”Cuomo told CNY Central.
Businesses, such as bars and restaurants, that violate state health orders can be fined and shut down, the governor told CNY Central.
The governor is also concerned about the lack of testing in schools and at hotspots, saying that if localities do not increase their testing immediately, schools in those areas will be closed.
“I am concerned about the lack of testing in schools. If localities do not immediately test schools in those zones, the state will close them immediately. We all want schools to reopen if they can reopen safely. I have assured parents in this state that I would not send my child to school if it was not safe. Without testing we cannot assure parents and teachers that this is the case, ”he said.
The state reported Saturday that it had more than 1,700 new infections on Friday, a slightly higher number than the previous day for totals not recorded since May in New York.
“My message to New Yorkers is to please be vigilant,” Cuomo said in a statement.
The pandemic has spread in both areas at a rate that if they were independent states would be subject to New York regulations that force people from other states to undergo quarantine.
The quarantine threshold, currently for states such as Illinois, Colorado and Florida, is based on a seven-day moving average in which cases exceed 10 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The South Strip on Friday registered an average of 17 per 100,000 people.
An often-cited aspect of the spread of the coronavirus – the percentage of tests that turn out positive – remained low at around 1.3%.
Trump doctor admits president did need supplemental oxygen
As treatment continues at the hospital, President Donald Trump’s doctor released a new report of his health on Sunday.
Trump’s doctor, Dr. Sean Conley, indicated almost at noon this Sunday that the president had a fever and lacked oxygen, for which he ordered supplemental oxygen supplied on Friday. After an hour, he added, his levels recovered to 95% and then he felt fine.
“Yesterday (Saturday) there was another episode (of lack of oxygen), it dropped to 93%. We were monitoring and he recovered, “said Conley, who explained that Trump’s current oxygen level” is 98%. “
“We waited until today to say that he needed oxygen because he did not want to give information that would take the course of the disease in another direction. She is very well, “said Conley, who stressed that tomorrow, Monday, she could even be discharged if her condition continues to improve.
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