Judge overrules New York's restrictions on religious gatherings

  • Judge overrules New York's restrictions on religious gatherings

Judge overrules New York's restrictions on religious gatherings

"New Yorkers have controlled the spread of this unprecedented virus by being smart and disciplined, and our progress to date is illustrated by the current low numbers of new cases and hospitalizations", Governor Cuomo said.

The order applies to anyone who is employed in New York State and voluntarily travels to states with infection rates of 10 per cent or more.

"Employees will forgo their paid sick leave benefits from New York's COVID-19 paid sick leave law if they engage in non-essential travel to any state that has a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10 percent test positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average", a release from the governor's office states.

"As states across the country struggle with new outbreaks related to reopening, New York's numbers continue to go down to record lows", Cuomo said in a statement.

The New York Post also reported the band of Congressional Republicans have called on James to back an independent investigation centered on the March 25 directive. The state has 700 screening web pages and, on Friday by itself, executed 70,000 Covid-19 checks.

In a separate letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Malliotakis wrote that the March 25 order issued by the New York State Health Department - which is overseen by Cuomo - "effectively unleashed a wolf into a hen house". "Why don't we stop and acknowledge the undeniable reality of the situation?"

The United States has more cases than any other country at almost 2.6 million, according to a live tracker of the virus by Johns Hopkins University. It has a total of 141,075 infections and 3,419 deaths to the virus.

The judge also ruled that the state can't enforce limits on the size of outdoor gatherings since it already chose not to do so during mass protests.

Jenkins' call comes as cases throughout the state surge. Georgia was the first to reopen on April 24.

Texas has been vaulted to fourth in the nation in infections with almost 150,000 after reporting six consecutive days of more than 5,000 new cases, according to data from Texas Health and Human Services. The third phase of that plan was announced earlier this month. And in Texas, Republican Governor Greg Abbott was forced to pause the reopening plan for the second most populous state in the country amid increasing numbers.

Saturday's total compared to 13 fatalities the day before as the number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 continued to fall.

"I've taken political heat", Cuomo said on NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, before adding: "There are facts and there's politics". He said hospitalizations have also doubled in June.

"Do not go to the type of establishments that our public health doctors are saying are unsafe", he said, meaning movie theaters, gyms and the like.