Cuomo on March 2 had said that "we think we have the best health care system on the planet right here in New York" and so "we don't even think it's going to be as bad as it was in other countries".
"The Lakers qualified for and received a loan under the Payroll Protection Program", the Lakers said in a statement to ESPN. Ruth's Chris and Shake Shack infamously received $20 million and $10 million, respectively, and eventually returned the money.
The Small Business Administration has since tried to close a loophole that allowed wealthy companies to secure loans, tightening the rules and pressuring public companies that tapped the fund to return the money.
The Paycheck Protection Program-created through U.S. Congress' Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act-first began accepting applications earlier this month. So far, more than 26 million Americans have lost their jobs in the crisis, basically erasing the job gains seen during the longest US economic expansion.
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According to ESPN, the Los Aneles Lakers have returned roughly $4.6 million they received from the federal government as part of the COVID-19 loan program to help small businesses get through the pandemic.
The SBA and Treasury issued guidance last week reaffirming that companies must certify they were affected by the pandemic and telling large firms with access to other capital they shouldn't apply - and that firms can return loans by May 7 without penalty.
Another finding, and one that could explain the skew of funds, is that the top four lenders (JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., and Citigroup Inc.) disbursed less than 3% of PPP loans in the first tranche; they usually account for about one-third of all small business loans.