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US Open to be played behind closed doors

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				Gregory P. Mango

"However, this pent-up demand demonstrates why our restaurants and bars need a lawful, regulated outdoor eating and drinking system now, and must be provided clear guidelines and expectations on when they can open outdoors and inside", Rigie said in a statement.

"We're going to modify Phase 3 given this new data, and we're going to allow gatherings up to 25 people in Phase 3, which is up from 10 people", he said.

The state previously conducted an antibody testing survey at churches in lower-income New York City communities and communities of color, which showed higher infection rates among individuals in these communities compared to the overall population.

"Yeah, free us, free us to hurt ourselves, and decline", he said. "They have to tell the state if they're allowing visitors", he said. "I'm going to reverse it in those areas where local governments are not complying with the law", Cuomo added. "I understand nobody wants to say to a bar, restaurant, you know, you're only supposed to be in an open-air area and you're not supposed to be violating social distancing". "We are not kidding around with this".

The governor said he even called several bars and restaurants himself to warn them.

"People that live in the USA of course are pushing the Open to go ahead "Selfish" I'll get my hazmat suit ready for when I travel from Australia and then have to quarantine for 2 weeks on my return", Kyrgios posted on Twitter.

Cuomo mocked people who pushed for earlier reopenings, mimicking them in saying: "Reopen, reopen, reopen". "We had social distancing ambassadors out all weekend distributing masks and encouraging people to disperse after making their purchases".

Western New York is entering phase three of Cuomo's reopening plan June 16 while the Capital Region is slated to enter the phase the following day. Among the sports that will be allowed are baseball, softball, gymnastics, field hockey, cross country and rowing.

However other players have said it is time for tennis - which has been in shutdown since the coronavirus pandemic erupted - to return.

The governor also announced two more bills were signed into law Sunday.

Cuomo also went on to tout the state's testing capabilities, noting that NY has conducted more than 3 million tests in the state, noting that it is "more tests than any other state" and "more tests than any country per capita".