Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Coronavirus: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says early signs show social distancing may be working | South China Morning Post
Stringent density control measures may be working to contain the coronavirus in New York state, the epicentre of Covid-19 outbreak in the US, as the rate of hospitalisation shows early signs of abating, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
New York, which has 19 million residents and nearly 31,000 infections, now accounts for 56 per cent of the confirmed cases in the country and more than 7 per cent of world’s total.
Cuomo had ordered all but essential businesses to shutter by Sunday evening and residents to limit their outdoor activities and practice social distancing, effectively putting the state on pause.