The Big Apple will enter Phase One of reopening Monday amid the coronavirus — with retail shops set to start curbside or in-store pickup service as construction and manufacturing rev up again.
“It’s a big day for New York City,’’ Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday, adding that the Apple “has met all the [health] metrics,’’ including the one involving its number of new infections, which dropped to 781 cases, or around 1 percent of those tested, Saturday — the lowest rate since March 16.
The city’s subways should be at 95 percent of their pre-pandemic service by Monday to help get people around, officials have said. Masks are required and will be handed out to straphangers as needed, although ridership is expected to be no more than 15 percent of its usual level.
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