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Governor Cuomo Will Close New York City Playgrounds To Stem Coronavirus Tide

The Governor announced today that he would close city playgrounds in order to bolster social distancing steps and limit coronavirus-related deaths.

Image: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Daily COVID-19 Briefing, April 1, 2020. Source: Office of the Governor of New York

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would close down the playgrounds in New York City in an effort to bolster social distancing steps and limit the number of coronavirus-related deaths, which are approaching 2,000 in the state.

Cuomo told a daily briefing that the number of coronavirus cases in his state had increased to 83,712, up from 75,795 from a day earlier, with deaths rising to 1,941, up from 1,550.

Reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut and Maria Caspani in New York.


Source: Reuters

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