New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned at his coronavirus briefing Thursday that folks in states with rising coronavirus circumstances may get on a airplane and land in New York Metropolis, “and this might begin yet again.”
“You take a look at what is going on on throughout the nation and other people needs to be involved,” he mentioned. “You are seeing the virus go up throughout this nation.”
He mentioned that considerations him each as an American and “on a parochial stage,” and added: “This can be a pivotal second on this nation.”
Cuomo additionally slammed the federal authorities’s response to the pandemic, calling its angle on coping with the virus “an plain mistake.”
“You now have a story of two international locations occurring,” with “two very totally different conditions” taking part in out nationwide.
Whereas New York has the virus underneath management, different states like Texas and Florida do not, he mentioned. “And what occurs in the event that they get on a airplane they usually come to JFK?” he requested, referring to John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport in New York Metropolis. “So we get the an infection charge down after which as a result of different states are excessive we may have an issue.”
“This nation has to get up and scent the espresso.”
New York Metropolis reopening
Cuomo suggested companies in New York Metropolis to plan on reopening Monday underneath section 2 of the state’s reopening plan, however mentioned a ultimate resolution on whether or not to maneuver forward can be made Friday.
He additionally issued a warning: “Companies that violate well being tips can face the speedy lack of their liquor license or a shut-down order.”
At an earlier press convention, New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio mentioned eating places and bars that serve meals can begin out of doors eating on Monday. All institutions should comply with social distancing guidelines, and workers and clients need to put on face coverings when they’re inside six toes of individuals.
“That is the best restaurant metropolis on the planet,” he said, according to CBS New York.
“Now we have to save lots of this trade. It’s quintessential to New York Metropolis. It is the guts and soul of who we’re. Not simply because it is a huge a part of our economic system, not simply because we honor the entrepreneurship of everybody concerned, not simply because it is so many roles – it is a part of our id, too,” he mentioned.
Cuomo reported 29 COVID-19-related deaths statewide on Wednesday – an “uptick” from the 17 reported the day earlier than. He additionally reported the bottom variety of hospitalizations (1,358) since March 19, which was eight days after the World Well being Group declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.