Due to a steadily rising number of COVID-19 cases in Staten Island, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has introduced a 10pm curfew on restaurants, bars and gymnasiums to try and reduce the spread of the virus in the borough.
All Staten Island based bars and restaurants will have to be closed to diners and patrons by 10pm, while kitchens can remain open for kerbside collection and delivery. Gyms must be closed to all patrons by 10pm.
These businesses have been linked to the growing number of positive tests in the recents weeks, and the Governor hopes the action taken will lead to an immediate improvement in the area, and to also stop the spread to other boroughs.
It is a far cry from earlier in the year when New York went into mandatory shut down with cases skyrocketing and the city that never sleeps became an almost ghost town overnight.