Friday, November 20, 2020 6:35 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark's mayor says he is asking residents of New Jersey's largest city to stay at home for 10 days starting the day before Thanksgiving. Mayor Ras Baraka made the announcement during a radio interview Thursday on WBGO-FM. Baraka says that beginning Wednesday, city residents should only go outside if absolutely necessary. Baraka's office didn't respond to a request for comment Friday, and it wasn't immediately clear how the city would enforce the new restrictions, particularly for the Thanksgiving holiday. A message was left with the Newark police department. Baraka recently instituted curfews in three areas of the city in response to a steep increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Newark.