Janelle Griffith21h ago / 2:52 PM UTCAsked Tuesday about plans to reopen New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “In this case, I’m going to declare myself a conservative.””This is all about safety and all about health,” de Blasio said. “My profound concern is that if we do this the wrong way, if we do it prematurely, we will see a resurgence of this disease.”De Blasio said “we would be fools” to ignore the warnings, including from places that acted a little prematurely and are paying for it.Janelle Griffith20h ago / 3:54 PM UTCDe Blasio says New York City will begin producing 50,000 of its own test kits weeklyNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that in May, the city will begin producing 50,000 of its own tests kits each week. That will be in addition to the 50,000 test kits supplied to the city on a weekly basis by Aria Diagnostics in Indiana, he said. “For the first time, we’re going to have a truly, reliable, major supply of testing,” de Blasio said. He called on the federal government to provide more tests kits and personal protective equipment.”This does not let the federal government off the hook,” he said.Janelle Griffith21h

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