Since last May had the metro system of the metropolis, which is usually one of the few in the world that runs around the clock, Every night there was a break of several hours so that the trains could be disinfected. Such a measure had never taken place before the New York City Transportation Authority was founded around 50 years ago. The number of passengers fell sharply at the beginning of the pandemic, but has recently increased again.
The state of New York – and especially the metropolis of the same name located in it – had become the epicenter of the pandemic in the USA last spring. In the meantime, however, the infection rate has stabilized, and the number of new infections has recently steadily decreased and the vaccination campaign is progressing rapidly. (dpa)