New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday took a coronavirus check throughout his televised briefing and urged any fellow New Yorkers with signs or having been uncovered to the virus to comply with his instance.
“You don’t have to be New York tough to take that test,” he stated in the course of the reside broadcast of his well-liked every day briefing.
Cuomo’s generally folksy and infrequently informative briefings have been adopted by 1000’s of viewers since New York emerged as a COVID-19 hotspot within the US, with greater than 350,000 circumstances and greater than 22,000 confirmed deaths.
“You have to be smart, united, disciplined; you have to love yourself, your family, New Yorkers,” he stated, after a nurse in protecting robe, masks and face defend had Cuomo shut his eyes whereas she inserted a nasal swab to take a pattern.
“If I am not here tomorrow, that means I tested positive,” the governor quipped. He has been examined a number of occasions beforehand, he stated, however by no means earlier than the general public.
Cuomo stated the factors for being examined had been expanded to incorporate not simply these with flu-like signs, but additionally individuals returning to work, medical and nursing-home personnel, and anybody who interacts with the general public at work or who has been uncovered to a sick individual.
“We just don’t have enough New Yorkers coming to be tested,” which is vitally vital as components of the state reopen some non-essential actions, the governor stated.
Later, Cuomo turned to Twitter to underline his message, saying: “It’s quick, easy and painless. If I have time, you do too.”
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