New York Governor Cuomo Permits Resumption of Religious Gatherings, With Strict Restrictions

Henrietta Strickland
May 22, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses coronavirus's initial impact on New York.

The highest rate was recorded in Morrisania, The Bronx, where 43 percent of residents tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.

Daily new hospitalizations across New York state for the novel coronavirus are below rates seen prior to its March lockdown, further evidence the state hit hardest by the pandemic has turned the corner, New York Governor Andrew said on Thursday. New York City, where more than 20,000 people have died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, remains under lockdown.

During a press conference Thursday, Cuomo said state leaders are trying to find a "balance" between "financial ruin" and death, adding that decisions regarding a reopening were based on data and science.

The survey, which was conducted in coordination with Northwell Health and community churches, highlighted the devastating toll that COVID-19 has taken on black and Latino residents in the city's poorer neighborhoods, Cuomo said. Thankfully, and ironically, over Mother's Day weekend, Gov. Cuomo reversed his policy and finally announced that nursing homes in the state will no longer be required to admit patients who are positive for COVID-19.

New York City now has four out of the state's seven metrics needed to reopen. Cuomo asked. "They are wearing the mask".

"A whole lot of medical services are going by the wayside that are also going to kill people, so I understand that the governor does not want to make any more mistakes than he's already made but we need to get back to business because the city is dying".

Cuomo cited the new inflammatory disease that has now been diagnosed in more than 150 NY children, teenagers, and young adults as a reason to pump the brakes on determining when students can return to the classroom.

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