News

U.S.

Cuomo Announces New York Shutdown Will Last Until At Least May 15

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in New York City, N.Y, October 17, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that the state’s coronavirus shutdown will be extended to May 15 in coordination with other states.

“What happens after then? I don’t know,” Cuomo said of the shutdown extension, adding that he does not want to “project beyond” May 15. “We will see depending on what the data shows.”

The governor said New York recorded 606 new deaths resulting from the virus, the lowest daily toll in 10 days, which pushes the state’s total deaths over 12,000. New York currently has more than 213,000 cases of the coronavirus throughout the state.

However, fewer people are being put on ventilators and admitted to the ICU, and the hospitalization rate has also gone down, Cuomo said.

“The close down has worked,” he said. “However, we’re not there yet.”

“It means we can control the virus,” the governor said. “We did not know for sure we could do that.”

Testing for the coronavirus is the “single-best tool to inform decisions,” he said, adding that New York conducted 500,000 tests for the illness in 30 days.

The governor also expanded his executive order requiring all residents age 2 or older to wear face coverings when outside their homes to include when people take public and private transit. The order goes into effect Friday evening.

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are working in tandem on a “coordinated action plan” to reopen the economy, Cuomo said.

Send a tip to the news team at NR.

Most Popular

Biden as Paradox

It is now conventional punditry that should Joe Biden win in November, his vice president, in 1944-style, will sooner rather than later become president. Biden, to reboot and secure the identity-politics base, thought he had to discriminate by sex and race in advance by selecting his vice president. But given ... Read More

Biden as Paradox

It is now conventional punditry that should Joe Biden win in November, his vice president, in 1944-style, will sooner rather than later become president. Biden, to reboot and secure the identity-politics base, thought he had to discriminate by sex and race in advance by selecting his vice president. But given ... Read More
U.S.

This Is Why We Need Guns

‘Only the cops need guns” simply could not live forever alongside, “The cops are racist and will kill you.” And so, at long last, the two circles of the Venn Diagram have filed for an amicable divorce. In the end, the differences proved irreconcilable. At least, they proved irreconcilable without ... Read More
U.S.

This Is Why We Need Guns

‘Only the cops need guns” simply could not live forever alongside, “The cops are racist and will kill you.” And so, at long last, the two circles of the Venn Diagram have filed for an amicable divorce. In the end, the differences proved irreconcilable. At least, they proved irreconcilable without ... Read More
Law & the Courts

‘Dominating’ the Streets

Since the revolution in policing that began in the early 1990s, we have had a generation of peace and prosperity. Without the rule of law -- i.e., without order, without the presumption that the laws will be enforced -- that kind of societal flourishing is not possible. We are seeing now what happens when the ... Read More
Law & the Courts

‘Dominating’ the Streets

Since the revolution in policing that began in the early 1990s, we have had a generation of peace and prosperity. Without the rule of law -- i.e., without order, without the presumption that the laws will be enforced -- that kind of societal flourishing is not possible. We are seeing now what happens when the ... Read More

Riots Are Violence

It’s weird that this needs to be said, but here we are. Then again, the pundit who reprehensibly claims that destroying property "is not violence" risks nothing. She agitates for revolution from the safety of her apartment. Much the same, I suspect, most of those excusing the destruction of our cities — ... Read More

Riots Are Violence

It’s weird that this needs to be said, but here we are. Then again, the pundit who reprehensibly claims that destroying property "is not violence" risks nothing. She agitates for revolution from the safety of her apartment. Much the same, I suspect, most of those excusing the destruction of our cities — ... Read More