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Cuomo Takes Victory Lap As New York City Begins To Reopen

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Kevin P. Coughlin
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Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo exits the subway in Grand Central Terminal Monday. oday begins Phase 1 of the re-opening of New York City as the numbers of hospital admissions and deaths from this virus continue to decrease.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York’s mojo is back. The last region to reopen, New York City, entered Phase One today. Monday also marked 100 days since the first reported COVID-19 case.

To celebrate the city’s first timid steps toward reopening from the coronavirus shutdown, Cuomo rode the subway and praised New Yorkers for adhering to strict social distancing. He said this, combined with lots of testing, has pulled New York in the opposite direction of the rest of the country.

“Other states, the spike is going up. California, the numbers are going up. Florida, the numbers are going up.”

Cuomo said the infection rate on Long Island, which is moving toward Phase Two of reopening, is 1%. So long as people continue to follow the guidelines, Cuomo says there won’t be another spike in infections.

Charles is senior reporter focusing on special projects. He has won numerous awards including an IRE award, three SPJ Public Service Awards, and a National Murrow. He was also a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and Third Coast Director’s Choice Award.
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