New York Governor Andrew Cuomo extends state-wide home coronavirus order to June 13 as four regions meet strict criteria to reopen today
- State of New York on PAUSE plany, posted in March, will expire on May 15
- But Cuomo yesterday issued an executive order imposing the lockdown extension
- The death toll from New York coronavirus reached 22,000 with more than 340,000 infected
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the state-wide coronavirus lock to June 13.
Cuomo yesterday extended the New York State on PAUSE plan that was drawn up in March and was due to end on May 15.
The death toll from New York’s coronavirus has reached 22,000, with more than 340,000 infected.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured yesterday in his news conference) has extended the state-wide coronavirus lock to June 13
An executive command mandating the lockdown extension is reported in Business insiderread: “Both travel-related cases and community contact transfer of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue.
“All enforcement mechanisms by national or local governments will remain in full force and effect until June 13, 2020, unless extended or modified later by a future executive decision.”
In New York City, there are more than 186,000 confirmed cases of the virus.
Cuomo yesterday extended the New York State on PAUSE plan that was drawn up in March and was due to end on May 15. Photo: New Yorkers with masks in Washington Square Park on Thursday
The death toll from New York’s coronavirus has reached 22,000, with more than 340,000 infected. Pictured: a student wearing a mask and gloves with her graduation jacket
The city has registered at least 15,349 confirmed deaths and 5,057 probable deaths from the virus.
As of Wednesday, New York City just hit four of the seven benchmarks needed to lift the lockdown restrictions as part of Gov Andrew Cuomo’s staged reopening plan.
It was deficient in having a low enough daily new hospitalization, according to figures from the Department of Health, and did not yet have enough hospital beds available in the system.
While NYC cannot reopen, some parts of the state will see easing of the lockdown rules today.
While NYC (photo) cannot be reopened, some parts of the state will see a relaxation of the lockdown rules today
The North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Mohawk Valley regions are all ready to reopen first, allowing construction and production workers to return to work and resume retail on a curb.
The second phase – expected to take place two weeks from today – is to get office workers back to work once companies submit plans for social distance.
The third phase, which begins two weeks later, includes restaurants, and the fourth phase is the resumption of entertainment services.
It is unclear in which category gyms and hair and beauty salons fall.