Andrew Cuomo, however, will not have Thanksgiving with his mother.
The New York governor announced Monday that he would thank his 89-year-old mother and two daughters for Thanksgiving in Albany, New York, despite calling on its constituents to refrain from gathering for the American holiday amid rising coronavirus cases. .
But during the day, his office issued a statement clarifying that “plans had changed” as a result of the repercussions.
“In view of the current circumstances with Covid, [Cuomo] you have to rework it at Thanksgiving, ”Rich Azzopardi, senior adviser at the Wall Street Journal, told Jimmy Vielkind.
In recent days, Cuomo has asked New York residents to refrain from traveling and gathering with older relatives for Thanksgiving. – On the next Thanksgiving, he asks himself the question: Have I done everything I can to keep my community safe? he said, only on Sunday.
Azzopardi said Monday that Cuomo’s mother had not yet been told that their Thanksgiving had been canceled, although there was a difficult debate last week over plans for Thanksgiving.
Cuomo said Monday it will reopen the emergency Covid-19 hospital on Staten Island, the first such facility in the state to be reopened as the state partially tamed the epidemic in the summer.
The state of New York has averaged an average of 5,500 new cases a day over the past seven days. The number of hospitalizations in the state has increased by 122% in the last three weeks, Cuomo said.
The temporary hospital cared for 200 patients in the spring, when New York City hospital wards were covered with seriously ill and dying patients. Cuomo said officials are worried it may be needed again as the virus spread faster in the neighborhood than in the rest of the city.
Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the United States, and Cuomo was one of many governors who asked residents to stay home for the holidays. According to the Covid Tracking Project, there are approximately 83,000 people in the United States hospitalized with Covid-19. The infections have resulted in a lack of hospital beds and health workers and are threatening non-Covid-related surgeries and other benefits.
Los Angeles closed the restaurant on Monday and plans to adopt a new stay-at-home order. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has warned he could impose stricter social distance restrictions before Thanksgiving if hospital treatments continue to increase. Nevada has tightened restrictions on casinos, restaurants and private gatherings.
“We are on a fast track that threatens to flood our healthcare system, our frontal healthcare workers and access to care. So it’s time for us to act, ”said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, who recently signed Covid-19.