New York, the Big Apple City, has joined California in imposing tough new restrictions, limiting the activity of 60 million people in the two states to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Only essential workers are allowed to leave their homes.
In announcing Friday’s action, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pleaded for more medical personnel and supplies to treat coronavirus cases that could overwhelm the hospitals in his state of nearly 20 million.
“This is the most drastic action we can take,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in announcing he would issue an executive order to mandate that 100% of the non-essential workforce stay home and all non-essential businesses close.
“Remain indoors, go outside for solitary exercise,” he said.