(New York) Some manufacturing and construction activities could resume in New York state after May 15, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.
Posted on April 26, 2020 at 2:14 p.m.
He said, however, that this recovery should take place, initially, in the northern part of the state, and not in New York City.
“The south of [l’État de] New York “, where the economic capital of the country is located,” will be a little more complicated, “said Andrew Cuomo.
Coordination work is indeed necessary upstream with the areas bordering the city, where many people live who usually work in New York, he said.
May 15 is the date until which the governor has, for the moment, extended the containment measures.
The restart of certain manufacturing and construction activities is the first phase of the recovery plan.
A minimum of two weeks is expected before starting the second phase, which includes the reopening of other businesses or offices, to ensure that the first phase has not led to a resurgence of the pandemic.
The governor made it clear that this reopening was conditional on a further decline in hospitalizations by May 15.
New York State has recorded 367 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the lowest total since March 30 (332).
The coronavirus pandemic has killed 16,966 people in New York State to date.
The governor indicated that a large-scale exit from confinement can only be done with the reopening of schools, to allow parents to go to work.
While state schools are currently closed, no final decision has been made at the state level on whether to reopen, although New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced. cancellation of the end of the school year.
Many schools are currently studying the possibility of remaining open during the summer, revealed the governor, “to make up for some lost time”.