Cuomo to Washington: 'Stop Abusing New York'

Cuomo to Washington: 'Stop Abusing New York'

"He said we'll talk next week", Cuomo said.

Cuomo's visit to Washington comes as his hard-hit state begins to see drops in rates of hospitalizations and deaths, while other states relax lockdowns and partygoers flout precautions aimed at curtailing the novel coronavirus.

"Many of those people who showed up and did their duty and served with honor lost their lives to keep us safe", said Cuomo.

The governor, speaking during his daily coronavirus briefing in the board room of the Stock Exchange, said all areas of the state except New York City are in the first phase of reopening or will begin it later this week.

In announcing a probe by the state attorney general's office not of his policy but of nursing homes - Cuomo has maintained that the facilities always had not just a right but a responsibility to seek alternate arrangements for patients they're unable to care for. Democrats who control the House of Representatives passed legislation on May 15 that would provide almost $1 trillion for state and local governments, but the bill was rejected by Trump and the Senate's Republican leaders.

"Those are the facts". "The hypocrisy is so insulting". As of Wednesday morning, the state's reported 363,836 cases, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University, which accounts for about 20 percent of the total cases in the United States.

In line with Cuomo's announcement, Newsweek pointed that local, county and state pension funds will pay for the benefits.

Cuomo pointed back to the data in the world epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, saying there must be a 14-day decline in hospitalizations and deaths, but New York City is still going to be a hard place to open up anytime soon. The state reported 12 new deaths linked to COVID-19 on Monday. "Especially when NY, year in and year out, subsidizes our fellow states".

"We have to get to a point, if only for a moment, where it's not red and blue". More than 1,000 New Yorkers tested positive on Tuesday.

"I never did that", he told reporters Wednesday, despite previously having said, "Anyone who wants to ask, 'Why did the state do that with COVID patients in nursing homes, ' it's because the state followed President Trump's CDC guidance". But he said the city, which went into a strict lockdown in March after an outbreak believed to be centered around a synagogue, would take a cautious stance and did not expect a quick return to normal.

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