The Police of New York this year has run out of the New Year holidays that some agents can normally enjoy on December 31 and January 1 due to the wave of coronavirus cases caused by the omicron variant, which has caused a high number of sick leave.
According to local media, the New York Police Department has canceled all days off for uniformed police officers as it deals with the increase in cases of officers infected with the coronavirus, the New York Daily News noted.
“(The agents) will have to report to their respective police stations and carry out the assigned patrols,” says a directive from the Department obtained by the New York newspaper.
Some 6,000 police officers, or 16% of New York Police officers, have stopped coming to their jobs this week for a variety of reasons, including 1,300 positive cases of coronavirus.
“In order to cover the New Year celebrations in Times Square and the rest of the city’s police districts, the New York Police Department has ordered all uniformed service members who would normally be on vacation to report to their posts” confirmed a spokesperson for the body.