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REUTERS: New York City to fine people who refuse to wear mask as COVID-19 positive rate rises

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face covering as the rate of positive tests for the novel coronavirus climbed above 3% for the first time in months, Mayor Bill deBlasio said on Tuesday.

Officials will first offer free masks to those caught not wearing one. If the person refuses, they will face an unspecified fine, de Blasio told reporters.


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