New York to end state of emergency for Covid

New York to end state of emergency for Covid

NEW YORK: New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will end the statewide disaster emergency on Thursday because of substantial progress in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York State declared a state of emergency in early March 2020 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Several laws, rules and regulations were modified or suspended to facilitate emergency procurement, testing, treatment, cleaning and quarantine.
“New York went from one of the worst infection rates in the country to one of the lowest infection rates, and it was all because of the efforts of New Yorkers who were smart, united and did what they needed to do throughout this pandemic,” Cuomo said on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
As of Wednesday, New York state had a 0.34 percent positivity rate in COVID-19 testing, with 474 Covid-19 patients hospitalized and 104 in intensive care units.
The state on Wednesday reported 42,942 cumulative deaths from the pandemic, with 71.2 per cent of residents receiving at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Nevertheless, guidance from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will remain in effect, including masks for unvaccinated individuals, as well as all riders on public transportation and in certain settings, such as health care, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and medical facilities. , and homeless shelters.

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