2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rudolph Giuliani, New York Mayor
"We did, we have a lot of results back, all of which are negative, which is all good. NBC, I don't know if they've completed all of the tests, but it's over 1300 tests have come back. And they're all negative. At this point there are four confirmed anthrax cases in New York City. One at NBC, one at ABC, one at CBS, one at the New York Post. In all four cases, the people are recovering or are recovered."
3. Wide shot of briefing
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Neil Cohen, New York Health Commissioner
"From the beginning, and we've continued to enforce, that the personal protective equipment needs to be worn both at Ground Zero and at the landfill in Staten Island. As you recall, it was difficult for a period of time because people were still very involved in the rescue effort, and they were putting their own health and safety behind the immediacy and the urgency of their mission. I think that we've seen much more compliance than we've seen previously, hardhats, goggles, respirators, there is greater compliance. And we're really not seeing the visitors that we were seeing early on in the month of September. So we're comfortable at this point that there is greater compliance and that we're meeting those standards pretty regularly."
5. Wide shot Ground Zero
6. Workers at Ground Zero
7. Pan between groups of workers at Ground Zero
8. Medium shot Ground Zero
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rudolph Giuliani, New York Mayor
"And each one of them told me that it was very comforting, in a strange way, to actually be there and see the place where their loved one died and maybe is buried. And so we had always planned at some point to have a memorial there, so that as many families as wanted to go there and pray and, could, and we needed the right time, when it was open enough and safe enough, and we think next Sunday was the right time to do that."
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says that despite the testing of thousands of New Yorkers there remains only four confirmed cases of anthrax in the city.
The mayor also announced that a memorial service would be held next Sunday where families of victims could come and pray at the site of the former World Trade Center.
He said the reclamation project would be halted for several hours while the service takes place.
New York City's health commissioner Neil Cohen indicated that masks, respirators and hard-hats would still be required during the service and that these safety items were finally being used properly at the site, leading to fewer cases of illness among emergency workers.