New York CIty mayor Bill de Blasio announced state of emergency following outbreak of Coronavirus in city at City Hall.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s pushing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to approve a “shelter-in-place” order for the city as coronavirus cases surge to almost 1,900 across the five boroughs.
De Blasio, speaking to NY1 local television station, said he had a “very good conversation” with Cuomo about an hour ago.
Earlier in the day, Cuomo said he wouldn’t approve a “shelter-in-place” order for New York City after de Blasio told residents to prepare for one.
“That is not going to happen, shelter in place, for New York City,” Cuomo said on The Daily podcast by The New York Times. “For any city or county to take an emergency action, the state has to approve it. And I wouldn’t approve shelter in place.”
De Blasio told NY1 that he’s pushing for similar restrictions put in place by San Francisco earlier this week. “It’s not shutting…