Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and NY, the USA and other countries are starting to contemplate an exit strategy and thinking about a staggered and carefully calibrated easing of restrictions created to curb the scourge.
At no point did Cuomo challenge China's response to the virus or their reported numbers. Authorities in Europe put up roadblocks, used helicopters and drones, and cited drivers who had no good reason to be out.
Thursday's record total was 799 deaths.
Amid the grim news, delivered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a midday news briefing in Albany on Sunday, April 12, there was more evidence that the state is seeing a peak in hospitalizations plateau after hitting an apparent apex. "It doesn't make it any easier to accept".
The rate coronavirus spread in upstate NY communities has flattened and the state, for the first time in a month, had fewer people being treated in intensive care units overnight Thursday than a day earlier, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. Cuomo said. "It can be because in the Senate it became a game of political pork, and 'I want my share, ' as opposed to where is the need genuinely?"
"We have 19 million people in the state of NY". He noted that New Jersey rolled out a similar order.
NY is the epicenter of America's coronavirus outbreak. He also revealed there have been 233 new deaths. Fairfield County, Connecticut, had about 180.
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The church would normally be packed with people marking Easter, including the president, prime minister and parliament speaker. Its Orthodox counterpart in Greece is planning to hold mass behind closed doors for its Easter on April 19.
The US has more than 432,500 known coronavirus cases and more than 16,000 deaths. "These are all uncharted waters, who should have known what when, who should have said what when".
Of those confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 and admitted to hospitals, 43,894 have recovered and been discharged, while 3,930 are in a critical condition.
-The New York death toll is at 9,385, Cuomo says.
Local school districts have the power to close in an emergency, usually in storms. In Italy, there were pleas to restart manufacturing.
"You'd want to start by testing everyone, right, you'd want to test people who would be coming back to work, test people going into nursing homes test healthcare workers", the NY governor said.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that easing restrictions prematurely could "lead to a deadly resurgence".
With more than 90% of the country under stay-at-home orders, the Christian calendar's holiest weekend has mostly featured services livestreamed or broadcast to worshippers at home.