The Governor of new York Andrew Cuomo believes that the worst with the spread of the coronavirus in the state “already behind.” He said this on April 13 at the briefing, reports “Voice of America”.
“I think the worst is behind us, if we continue to act intelligently. I think we can take the path to a normal life,” said the Governor.
He warned that if people do not adhere to the restrictions, then the situation quickly deteriorates.
“The worst may be behind us, and behind it, if we don’t do anything reckless. And you can flip these numbers over two or three days of reckless behavior”, – said Cuomo.
The Governor noted that although the epidemic has peaked, there will be a few difficult weeks.
Cuomo and the governors of six States (new Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode island, Delaware and Massachusetts) to develop a plan for the resumption of economic activities in the region, opening schools and other important facilities.
The Governor of new York said that officials will study data, research results, experience of other countries and “will provide recommendations and options for further action”.
Cuomo announced that April 12 in the state had registered 671 new death from the coronavirus. For the first time in a week the daily number of victims of epidemic has fallen below 700, said TV channel CBS News. However, the Governor said, “the alignment of the curve is at a terrifying level”.
USA ranks first in the world in the number of people infected with coronavirus and deaths. As of the morning of April 14, the country recorded more than 582 thousand cases of infection, died 23 649 people. In new York, the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States – 196 146 confirmed cases, 10 058 people died.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on April 13, in the world almost 1.92 million confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus, more than 461 thousand patients recovered 120 449 died.