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NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s committed to keeping New York City open as it grapples with yet another spike in coronavirus cases.

The Democratic mayor said Tuesday that New York can’t see schools and businesses closed again like the city did in 2020 when COVID-19 first spread widely.

De Blasio has faced questions over the past week about whether he would call for closures as a wave of new cases fueled by the omicron variant has broken over the city.

The mayor said Tuesday that he “adamantly” feels the city should not have any more shutdowns.