Cuomo warns against compromising coronavirus progress during protests

ov. Andrew Cuomo says he is concerned that mass protests over George Floyd’s death in New York City could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic in a worldwide hotspot.

Posted: Jun 1, 2020 1:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is concerned that mass protests over George Floyd’s death in New York City could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic in a worldwide hotspot.

The Democratic governor said he agreed with demonstrators fighting racism and societal inequality. But he sounded frustrated about possibly compromising more than two months of social and economic sacrifices.

Cuomo also commented on the contrast between New York City protests and the more peaceful rallies upstate.

"Upstate we worked with the cities very closely. The state police did a great job," said Cuomo. "The local governments did a great job, the people did a great job, law enforcement did a great job; the protesters were responsible, and it wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either."

New York City is set to begin phasing in economic activity June 8. Statewide hospitalization rates have been ticking down for weeks and the daily death toll has gone from almost 800 in early April to 54 on Sunday.  

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Reported Deaths: 32350
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