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New York wants to vaccinate tourists visiting the city against COVID-19

2021-05-07T23:29:42.225Z

"It is a positive message for tourists. Coming here is safe, we are going to take care of you," said the mayor, "we are going to make sure you get vaccinated while you are here with us."



New York City plans to launch a program that offers tourists immunization against COVID-19,

giving them the

Johnson & Johnson

vaccine

for

free

, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

"It is a positive message for tourists.

Coming here is safe

, we are going to take care of you," De Blasio said, "we are going to make sure you get vaccinated while you are here with us."

The mayor explained that he works hand in hand with the governor, Andrew Cuomo, to

 get the green light

.

The plan consists of

placing mobile vaccination posts

in places and very tourist attractions in the city, such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge or Central Park, among others, according to NBC News.  

[New York City is set to "fully reopen" on July 1]

"You are going

to see tourism come to life

in New York City

this summer

," said De Blasio, who also reported that nearly seven million vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered so far.   

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Its objective is to recover the economy after the crisis caused by the pandemic, according to the local president, and especially the contributions of the tourism industry, of up to 60,000 million dollars a year. 

The governor announced that Broadway shows will resume on September 14, and tickets are already on sale again.

"Broadway is back. New York City is back. Brace yourselves," De Blasio said.

With information from

NBC News New York

.

Source: telemundo

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