New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his now-daily televised morning replace to difficulty a statewide mandate that every one non-essential staff within the state should keep house because the coronavirus continues to unfold within the state. “16 days in the past we had been at zero [cases in New York] — right this moment we’re at 2,900,” he stated. “These numbers are why we’re taking this motion.”

The “New York state on pause” directive follows the same mandate laid down for California Gov, Gavin Newsom on Thursday evening.

“We all know from previous historical past that what a locality does issues,” Cuomo stated right this moment. “Simply so we’re all clear: This can be a statewide order. It’s not what your county government is doing, It’s not what your mayor is doing, it’s not what anybody else however me is doing, and I settle for full accountability.”