New Yorkers vent fury as bowling alleys reopen but gyms and indoor dining stay ...

New York City residents are venting their fury after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced bowling alleys can reopen from Monday where people will be allowed to eat inside, while gyms and indoor dining must remain closed.

Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters Friday that the city can reopen bowling alleys at 50 percent capacity from August 17 with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.    

Staff and visitors must wear face masks, every other lane must stay closed, and sites must have cleaning protocols in place especially for shared equipment, the governor said. 

The announcement came as part of plans to get 'low-risk cultural activities' back up and running in the Big Apple as the former virus epicenter continues to bring the outbreak under control.  

New York City residents are venting their fury after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced bowling alleys can reopen from Monday where people will be allowed to eat inside, while gyms and indoor dining must remain closed. Pictured Bowlmor Bob in NYC

New York City residents are venting their fury after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced bowling alleys can reopen from Monday where people will be allowed to eat inside, while gyms and indoor dining must remain closed. Pictured Bowlmor Bob in NYC

New York City museums, aquariums and other cultural events will also be able to reopen from August 24 at 25 percent capacity.

Visitors will be required to book timed tickets in advance so entry to the facilities is staggered and face masks must be worn at all times. 

The state will also announce reopening guidelines for the city's gyms - which have now been shut for five months - on Monday. 

The latest reopening plans come as Cuomo boasted about New York's 'fantastic' progress made in tackling the pandemic. 

The city has reported a coronavirus positivity rate of less than 1 percent for seven straight days - a far cry from the crisis point in April when almost 600 people died in a single day. 

'That is fantastic. On the numbers, it's been extraordinary, congratulations to all New Yorkers,' Cuomo said Friday. 

Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters Friday that the city can reopen bowling alleys at 50 percent capacity from August 17 with COVID-19 safety protocols in place

Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters Friday that the city can reopen bowling alleys at 50 percent capacity from August 17 with COVID-19 safety protocols in place

The announcement came as part of plans to get 'low-risk cultural activities' back up and running in the Big Apple as the former virus epicenter continues to bring the outbreak under control

The announcement came as part of plans to get 'low-risk cultural activities' back up and running in the Big Apple as the former virus epicenter continues to bring the outbreak under control

However, not everyone shared Cuomo's enthusiasm about his latest reopening plans, with several frustrated New Yorkers taking to social media to voice outrage and confusion over

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