News, Culture & Society

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo extends state-wide coronavirus stay-at-home order

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo extends state-wide coronavirus stay-at-home order until June 13 as four regions meet strict criteria to begin reopening today

  • New York State on PAUSE plan, put in place in March, due to expire on May 15
  • But Cuomo issued an executive order mandating lockdown extension yesterday
  • New York’s coronavirus death toll hit 22,000 with more than 340,000 infected
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the state-wide coronavirus stay-at-home order until June 13.

Cuomo yesterday extended the New York State on PAUSE plan put in place in March that was due to expire on May 15.

New York’s coronavirus death toll has hit 22,000 with more than 340,000 infected. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured in his press briefing yesterday) has extended the state-wide coronavirus lockdown to June 13

In New York City, there are more than 186,000 confirmed cases of the virus. The city has recorded at least 15,349 confirmed deaths and 5,057 probable deaths from the virus

In New York City, there are more than 186,000 confirmed cases of the virus. The city has recorded at least 15,349 confirmed deaths and 5,057 probable deaths from the virus

An executive order mandating the lockdown extension, reported in Business Insider, read: ‘Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue.

‘All enforcement mechanisms by state or local governments shall continue to be in full force and effect until June 13, 2020, unless later extended or amended by a future Executive Order.’

In New York City, there are more than 186,000 confirmed cases of the virus. 

As of Wednesday, New York City has only met four of the seven benchmarks required for lockdown restrictions to be lifted

Cuomo yesterday extended the New York State on PAUSE plan put in place in March that was due to expire on May 15. Pictured: New Yorkers wearing masks in Washington Square Park on Thursday

Cuomo yesterday extended the New York State on PAUSE plan put in place in March that was due to expire on May 15. Pictured: New Yorkers wearing masks in Washington Square Park on Thursday

New York's coronavirus death toll has hit 22,000 with more than 340,000 infected. Pictured: A student wearing a mask and gloves with her graduation robe

New York’s coronavirus death toll has hit 22,000 with more than 340,000 infected. Pictured: A student wearing a mask and gloves with her graduation robe

The city has recorded at least 15,349 confirmed deaths and 5,057 probable deaths from the virus.

As of Wednesday, New York City has only met four of the seven benchmarks required for lockdown restrictions to be lifted as part of Gov Andrew Cuomo’s phased reopening plan.

It fell short on having a low enough daily new hospitalization rate, by the state department of health’s numbers, and did not yet have enough hospital beds free in the system.

While NYC is unable to reopen, some parts of the state will see a relaxing of lockdown regulations today.

While NYC (pictured) is unable to reopen, some parts of the state will see a relaxing of lockdown regulations today

While NYC (pictured) is unable to reopen, some parts of the state will see a relaxing of lockdown regulations today

North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley regions are all ready to reopen first allowing construction and manufacturing employees back to work along with resuming retail on a curbside basis. 

The second phase – which is expected to happen two weeks from today – is to allow office workers back to work once businesses submit plans for social distancing. 

The third phase, due to start two weeks after that, incorporates restaurants and the fourth phase is to allow entertainment services to resume. 

It’s unclear which category gyms and hair and beauty salons fall into. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.