While not directly mentioned by Governor Andrew Cuomo — New Yorkers likely are set to brace themselves for an even longer lockdown. On Monday, Cuomo spoke from Albany whereas he confirmed that certain parts of the state will “definitely” see their lockdowns extended, while others are or will be almost universally lifted.
Initially — the PAUSE order had been scheduled to expire on 15 May which is in all but two weeks and a few days.
According to the state, the new moves come amid results from a larger antibody test scheme that appears to confirm that a massive number of people in New York actually have the Coronavirus. Those antibody test results confirmed such, although, the World Health Organisation has previously noted that they aren’t completely conclusive.
Cuomo ‘s otherwise grand re-opening plans include social distancing measures; construction workers going back to work first, and further testing in New York City. Officials are already preparing to run into a world of problems — considering New York is gradually preparing to experience warmer weather. Typically, warmer weather in New York almost universally triggers far more movement from residents than normal.
The governments’ plan is reportedly as follows:
- Construction workers in various parts of the state will be able to open first.
- Non-essential businesses that can implement social distancing measures will then follow.
- New York City likely will face significant more testing as the uncertainty of the true numbers in the city largely remains an “estimate.”
A survey has revealed just how bad the COVID-19 outbreak has dismantled New York City and its vibrant population
A massive survey conducted by Sienna College revealed on Monday that nearly half of all New Yorkers know someone or a family member that has been infected by the COVID-19 virus. 46% of New York City residents say so according to the survey, while 13% of upstate residents confirmed they know someone who has the virus currently or may have recovered or possibly even died.
On Saturday, roughly 367 New Yorkers died from the Coronavirus the lowest recorded number to date since the outbreak began.