NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has handed out 62 tickets amounting to more than $150,000 in fines during a weekend crackdown on violators of newly imposed restrictions in coronavirus hot spots.
The enforcement numbers were announced Sunday on the city government's Twitter account. Among those issued summons by New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito's office were a restaurant and at least five houses of worship in areas designated “red zones,” where COVID-19 infection rates are highest.
New restrictions imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo took effect Thursday in hot spots in Brooklyn and Queens as well as Broome, Orange and Rockland counties.