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New York Shutdown Order Hasn't Really Been Extended Until June

Governor Cuomo to Expand Coronavirus Testing for Minorities

The state of play: NY nursing homes must transfer patients to another facility if they are unable to fully care for them with appropriate staffing, PPE and quarantine capacity.

"During these incredibly hard and stressful times we must protect New Yorkers who are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19", Governor Cuomo said.

Also, Cuomo said his health department officials are investigating a potential serious side effect of COVID-19 that has sickened 73 children.

Cuomo's office conducted data-driven surveys focusing on the 21 zip codes with the highest number of hospitalizations, and found that 20 of them had greater than average African-American or Latino populations.

"There is still a lot we don't know about this virus", Cuomo said. Cuomo said the drug will be used on 2,900 people at 15 hospitals and has shown "some positive effect". New and total hospitalizations, as well as intensive care cases, continued to drop.

"We may want to revisit that quote-unquote fact, that assumption", Cuomo said.

The coronavirus has also penetrated the White House, where two staff members tested positive in recent days.

After an outcry over racial disparities in New York City's enforcement of social distancing, the mayor planned Sunday to double the ranks of non-police workers trying to persuade people to comply with the policy.

If those criteria are met, the state would issue an executive order allowing that region to start the reopening process, state officials said.

"More and more, the emphasis will be on a communicative, encouraging approach", the Democrat said, while noting that enforcement through ticketing "will still be there when needed". De Blasio reiterated there have been relatively few - under 10 summonses a day citywide - but that enforcement needs to be done "fairly and consistently in all communities". 'It's where it (COVID-19) feeds'.

A survey released Wednesday shows 66% of new hospital admissions in NY are people who have been largely obeying the state's stay-at-home order.

The mayor on Friday called those statistics "an indicator that something's wrong we need to fix". We have the tests available, we have brought them online, the state has more testing capacity than any state in the country.

It has sent dozens of children to the hospital and resulted in at least one death, a 5-year-old boy who passed away on Thursday.

More than 143,000 people were infected with coronavirus at about 7,500 facilities, according to statistics gathered by the newspaper. "It's not that the frontline workers get anything especially more sophisticated than the masks that people wear, the N95 masks".