The most populated city in Unites States of America (USA), New York's lockdown is set to expire on 15th of May. And it is expected that construction and manufacturing sector might be opened in the first phase.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said :
"The regions that would be more likely able to open sooner would be the upstate regions, Downstate New York is going to be more complicated."

The governor stressed that any final decision would be conditioned on a downturn in COVID-19 hospitalizations between now and May 15.

To reopen, businesses will need to present New York authorities with plans that show they are ensuring sanitation to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

Easing of measures would take place first in the north of the state and not in the New York City metropolitan region, by far the hardest-hit area in the United States.