TOPLINEIn a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a new executive order directing all New Yorkers to wear masks or face coverings while in public, warning that although new infections are “down to a manageable level,” the coronavirus remains a “serious public health issue” in his state.
The governor also said that states are “broke” and cannot reopen without more federal aid.
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The New York governor issued a new executive order that people in public must wear face mask or coverings.
He stressed that it was mandatory in situations where maintaining socal distancing (staying 6 feet apart from others) is not possible, like on busy sidewalks or public transportation.
People will have three days notice to comply, Cuomo said.
New York State is the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with over 203,300 cases reported so far—more than a third of the total confirmed cases in the U.S. The “terrible news” again on Wednesday was that another 752 New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus, Cuomo said.
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