New York chief snaps as public IGNORE coronavirus ‘How many ways do I have to say it?’

During a speech on Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo criticised citizens for failing to stay in their homes. He noted those outside were operating in high-density areas and this could put lives at risk by spreading coronavirus. Mr Cuomo argued that although there were difficulties of remaining isolated indoors, it was better than the alternative that would see lives lost.


He said: “Stay at home, when I issued the stay at home order it wasn’t a suggestion, it was a mandate.

“Stay at home if you are are a non-essential worker.

“If you leave the house you are exposing yourself to danger and others to danger.

“You can get infected and then go home and infect whoever is at home.

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“I know the isolation can be boring and oppressive but it is better than the alternative.”

Mr Cuomo also criticised people who failed to adhere to the rules of social distancing during the health crisis.

He said: “If you are outside, no proximity, remember the six feet distance.

“Still in New York City, you have too many places with too high density.

“I don’t know how many different ways to make the same point.

“New York City parks, we made the point that there is too much density so if you want to go to the park, go to the park but not in a dense area.”

The New York City Governor noted more stringent measures may need to be introduced if people refuse to abide by the rules.

He continued: “I have said that New York City is trying to reduce the density in those playgrounds but so far they have not been successful.

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“If that continues we will take mandatory action to close down playgrounds, as harsh as that sounds it can save people’s lives.”

During his address, Mr Cuomo also claimed there was at least 1,200 dead from coronavirus in New York and the worst was yet to come.

At the time of writing according to Johns Hopkins University data, the US has confirmed 153,246 and is considered to have the most cases of coronavirus in the world.

Of this figure, 2,828 have died from the disease with at least 790 deaths being in New York City.

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