New Yorkers who do not follow social distancing guidelines could face fines worth upwards of $500.
New York Police Department officers will now warn people to disperse, and if they ignore officers pleas, they will face penalties.
He continued: “We’re not going to be Draconian. We’re going to give people a chance to get used to this, but I guarantee you: we will enforce this new reality.”
New York currently has over 32,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 678 deaths related to the Coronavirus. There is also a shortage of masks, as de Blasio told CNN that the city will be out of supplies after one week.