“New York will have what it needs. And no one will unfairly attack New York and no one will withhold what New York needs. That’s why I’m here,” said Cuomo, a Democrat at a press conference after the state entered the Magnifying glass has been taken and the cases of the virus continue to increase.
There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of the virus in the country, more than 55,000 of them in New York alone.
“I know we are under attack …” said Cuomo, referring to the New Yorkers. “Yes, New York is the epicenter. And these are different times. And many people are afraid. Some of the reactions you get from individuals, even from governments, are terrifying and suggest that they take abrupt action against New York will take. But look, this is New York. And we̵
7;ll make it. “
On Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advice requesting residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to “immediately stop doing unnecessary domestic travel for 14 days.” President Donald Trump asked the agency on Saturday to issue the opinion after circulating the idea of a short-term quarantine earlier in the day.
Cuomo has sought federal support in the face of growing concerns about a lack of personal protective equipment, respirators, and other medical supplies in the state. The Democratic governor said on Sunday that at least 965 people had died of coronavirus in New York, and fighting the virus would be an “all-hands-on-deck” situation for state and private hospitals in the state.
“This is everyone who helps everyone else,” said Cuomo. “One hospital is overwhelmed, the other hospitals have to bend to help this hospital, and vice versa.”
The surrounding states are also considering restrictions on New York to curb the spread of the virus.
During a press conference on Friday, Rhode Island Democratic governor Gina Raimondo said police officers are stopping cars with New York license plates and knocking on doors in coastal communities to identify people who have traveled to New York.
However, this step was later superseded by an order that required a self-quarantine period for all travelers outside the state.
“I spoke to the governor of New York yesterday after taking action,” said Raimondo at a press conference on Sunday. “If he thinks it is important for him to take out credit, go ahead. I will continue to work here to ensure the security of the Rhode Islanders,” and she finds it strange that Governor Cuomo always relies on them Kind of politics focused We fight disasters. “
Last week, Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis enacted an executive law that stipulates a 14-day self-quarantine or isolation period for people arriving in the state from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut airports. He also said he was considering expanding the order to require travelers to provide names of people they were in close contact with in the state.
During an interview with CNN on Saturday, Cuomo described Rhode Island’s policies as “clearly unconstitutional” and said he would sue the state if he did not reverse the policies. He also denied the possibility of quarantine for New York, saying that such a drastic measure was “illegal” and a “federal declaration of war”.
Kristina from CNN Sgueglia, Mirna Alsharif, Paul LeBlanc and Veronica Stracqualursi contributed to this report.