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Coronavirus shutdown to be extended for parts of New York


Coronavirus shutdown to be extended for parts of New York
NY Post, Apr 27, 2020

Coronavirus shutdown orders will be extended for much of New York beyond the current mid-May directive, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

“May 15 is when the PAUSE regulations expire statewide,” said Cuomo in an Albany press briefing, referring to his orders prohibiting non-essential business and gatherings. “I will extend them in many parts of the state, but in some parts … you can make the case that we should unpause by May 15.”

Cuomo did not reveal when the extension will run through, or exactly which parts of the state will be included, but strongly implied that hard-hit New York City would be included, saying, “You have to be smart about it,” and noting that the Big Apple had higher infection numbers than many countries.

On Sunday, he unveiled plans for a piecemeal return to normalcy in which construction and manufacturing jobs in some parts of New York would be the first to trickle back — even as hard-hit regions like the Big Apple and Long Island remained offline.

Cuomo teased the extension as he detailed the troubling results of the latest round of antibody testing, which suggest that nearly 25 percent of New Yorkers may have contracted the coronavirus at some point, as opposed to 14.9 percent statewide.


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