New York City to fine people who refuse to wear masks as Covid rates rise

  • Bill de Blasio announces crackdown amid positive test rise
  • Officials concerned over virus increase in nine zip codes

New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face covering in public, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday, as he announced that the rate of positive tests for the coronavirus had climbed above 3% in the city for the first time in months.

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