De Blasio enacts emergency coronavirus price gouging rule


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- As the cases of coronvirus climbed to 463 in New York City, Maor Bill de Blasio enacted an emergency rule to help combat price gouging.

Effective immediately, if anyone sells items related to the virus like toilet paper, rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer, for example, they will be fined $350 per item, the mayor said Monday.

"If you should see price gouging, call 311 and be specific," de Blasio said.