New York City on Tuesday said it would fine anyone caught in public without a mask, and the Walt Disney Co announced plans to lay off some 28,000 employees as its resorts struggle with plunging numbers of visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 205,000 people have died in the United States and nearly 7.2 million people have been infected since the pandemic began, according to a Reuters tally.
At Disney , about two-thirds of the employees facing layoffs are part-time workers, the company said in a statement.
“We have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of reducing our workforce at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment at all levels,” Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks unit, said in a statement.
In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will fine people up to $1,000 for refusing to wear a mask in public, as the rate of positive tests…