"$ 100 for the vaccine" in New York.
It is the latest initiative launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio to push the population to get vaccinated for Covid.
"Those who get vaccinated will be given $ 100 and we will thank them for their responsible action," says de Blasio.
In the state, 2,203 new cases of Covid were recorded compared to 275 on June 28.
Most of the new infections are in New York City and some areas of Long Island.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has ruled that all state employees will need to show proof that they have vaccinated against Covid-19 or will have to get tested every week. The New York Times reveals it. The governor also announced stricter rules for all state hospitals stating that any patient who comes into contact with health care workers must either have already been vaccinated or be vaccinated. There will no longer be the option to just take the test. Cuomo's announcement comes just two days after the similar decision announced by New York Mayor De Blasio for city workers.