Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes off his face mask before a news conference in New York on Monday, April 19, 2021.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says some of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions in New York will end in a couple of weeks.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo said dining in New York City can operate at 75% of capacity beginning May 7, bringing rules in the City in line with the rest of the state.

COVID-19 restrictions are easing for dining at restaurants and drinking at bars across the state, but the industry, hit hard by the pandemic, says more needs to be done.

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In Connecticut, 35 health professionals sent a letter to urge Governor Lamont to close indoor dining and gyms, and ban certain gatherings to protect residents.