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Home restrictions on New Yorkers extended another month

Home restrictions on New Yorkers extended another month
Posted at 5:32 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 17:32:19-04

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state will extend its stay-at-home restrictions at least through May 15.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that transmission rates still need to be tamed as he prolonged the restrictions that have left most New Yorkers housebound.

Meanwhile New York City is getting ready to use 11,000 empty hotel rooms for coronavirus quarantines.

City officials also are grappling with a projected $7.4 billion loss in tax revenue because of the crisis.

New York state recorded 606 COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday, the lowest daily number in two weeks.