Monkeypox: New York declares public health emergency1 min read . Updated: 31 Jul 2022, 07:54 AM IST
Monkeypox: The declaration will allow the officials to issue emergency orders following the city health code and amend code provisions to implement the various precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus in the city.
A situation of public health emergency has been declared by the officials of New York city due to the rising number of monkeypox cases and called the city "the epicentre" of the outbreak. The announcement was made by Mayor Eric Adams and health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan on Saturday, saying that a total of 150,000 city residents could be at the risk of monkeypox infection, according to news agency Associated Press.
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