While the number of deaths has trended lower in recent days, New Jersey's toll, second only to New York's, stood at 7742, which Murphy cited as a key reason for maintaining his stay-at-home order. "The MTA is going to literally disinfect every train", Cuomo says, adding that it's smart but "labor intensive".
At the briefing, Cuomo sat next to MTA officials at the Corona transportation hub and reiterated his plan to subject every New York City subway vehicle, station, and bus to a daily disinfecting protocol.
Cuomo said just figuring out how to serve lunch in NY school cafeterias would require a mammoth effort that would have to be put together within weeks, at the risk of students getting sick and carrying the virus home. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a 2,000-bed facility in the Javits Center and President Donald Trump sent NY the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort capable of treating 500 coronavirus patients.
The daily novel coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll in NY dipped under 300 for the first time in weeks. "We're also going to undertake a full survey of antibody testing for transit workers, who have been on the front lines of this crisis". It operates 24 hours a day because we have a 24-hour city.
"New Yorkers changed reality, and changed the path of the virus's spread".
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Hahn said the drug's approval for emergency use represented "an important clinical advance " in the fight against coronavirus. The drug may also help avert deaths, but that effect is not yet large enough for scientists to know for sure.
The testing has been random, with the state choosing sites like grocery stores to collect samples.
According to Cuomo's statistics, Western New York tested positive for antibodies with 6%.
The governor also announced the state is distributing $25 million to food banks across the state through the Nourish New York Initiative. "They have now recovered, so they have antibodies", Cuomo said. New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the USA, has been seeing a decline in the number of daily hospitalisations, ICU admissions and fatalities. He said subway stations and the surfaces therein will be cleaned too, but did not stipulate if those areas fell under the once-a-day cleaning guidelines. The state will make a decision about summer school programming by the end of May.
As for the next school year, Cuomo said that question has yet to be addressed. We do not think it is possible to do that in a way that would keep our children, students, and educators safe. "Right now, we're at about 1,000 new cases per day, in the 900s: 954, 933, 970, 973".