OREANDA-NEWS. New York authorities made a decision to set checkpoints at roads entering the city to identify persons infected with the coronavirus. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this on August 5 at a meeting with journalists.

Those who are diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, and those who violate these requirements face a fine of up to 10 thousand dollars. De Blasio said that the authorities do not want to punish people, but just want that those who enter the city respect current rules.

Control at the entrance to the city through bridges and tunnels, as well as through railway stations and airports will be organized by the officers of the sheriff’s staff. On roads, they will selectively stop cars.

The situation will also be monitored by employees of the group for testing and tracking the spread of coronavirus created by the mayor’s instructions in April. Its head Ted Long noted that about one in five new cases of coronavirus infection in New York are registered in people who have arrived from other states.