New York Orders All Workers at Non-Essential Businesses to Stay Home

Monday, 23 Mar, 2020

And New York needs 30,000, he said.

He suggested New Yorkers to steer clear of chaotic conduct like hoarding at grocery retail outlets, noting that they along transportation and all different crucial services and products will likely be maintained.

"We are literally scouring the globe for medical supplies", Cuomo said.

The Army Corps of Engineers should also begin constructing temporary hospitals as soon as tomorrow at SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Westbury and the Westchester and Javits convention centers, Cuomo said.

"We can't just repeat the slogans that we will get through this together", said Dr German Peces-Barba, a lung specialist at Fundación Jiménez Díaz hospital in Madrid.

The state now has 53,000 hospital beds available and the virus curve suggests that there could be a need of 110,000 hospital beds "and that is an obvious problem".

He additionally eased considerations over the state having 15 occasions the volume of certain COVID-19 instances via noting NY is checking out an exponentially upper collection of humans than anyplace else.

"It's like we are all lost in a movie that we can't relate to in any way", West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said, as he urged residents of his state to take the threat more seriously.

Air traffic controllers at Kennedy operated from an alternate location on airport property this week after a technician assigned to the airport's control tower tested positive for COVID-19.

"We are there to back you up should you fail and always will be", he wrote.

"We remain in constant communication with our neighboring states to ensure we are establishing a set of uniform rules and regulations for the entire region", the governor said.

Cuomo said he's asking hospitals to increase patient capacity by 100 percent.

"We have 53,000 hospital beds available". All non-critical elective surgeries will end after Wednesday.

In the US, Rand Paul, the Republican senator for Kentucky and former presidential candidate, became the latest senior politician to be tested positive for coronavirus. "Young people aren't invincible".

Worldwide, more than 316,000 people have been infected and almost 13,600 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Eighty percent of deaths among people under the age of 70 had underlying health conditions.

In New York City, where more than 6,000 cases have been diagnosed, about a dozen people waited for a test in the parking lot of the Brooklyn Hospital Center. He asked for a plan from city officials to correct that. "Open the streets, open areas which are space not simply in parks", he stated. The hardships will be a struggle, "but it will be OK". Columbia University's chief surgeon, Dr. Craig Smith, said hospitals in the New York-Presbyterian system are burning through about 40,000 masks a day - about 10 times the normal amount. "We're really looking at where's the biggest demand, so we go to those states first".