De Blasio says violators of city's coronavirus beach restrictions will 'be taken right out of the water'

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As Memorial Day weekend approaches, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said "no swimming" will be allowed at beaches and warned New Yorkers that they would "be taken right out of the water" if they violate the rules.
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As Memorial Day weekend approaches, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said "no swimming" will be allowed at beaches and warned New Yorkers that they would "be taken right out of the water" if they violate the rules amid the city's coronavirus response.

During his daily press briefing, de Blasio explained new beach rules and maintained that the city's beaches would remain closed for swimming, despite New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's move to reopen state beaches ahead of the holiday weekend. Cuomo, though, gave local officials the option to keep beaches closed.

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