More than 700 people have died in New York every day for five days in a row. America has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with the majority of them located within New York. Governor Cuomo said during a press conference on Saturday the United States has to observe if other countries experience a second wave of coronavirus infections once restrictions are lifted.
He said: “How do we know that it is safe to proceed now?
“There is information that some of these places that re-opened took quickly have seen a growth in the number of cases, they are seeing a growth in the infection rate again or they are seeing a second wave.
“So there are troubling signs on the horizon.
“I want to make sure that this time we have learned from the other experiences.
“It is one thing to make a mistake once but this nation should not go through it again.
“Before we make these decisions let them be informed by the experiences we are seeing all across the globe.
“There is no doubt that what we are doing now is as important and impactful as anything that has been done.
“This is a time where our actions will literally determine life or death.”
Worldwide there have been more than 1,700,000 COVID-19 cases at the time of writing.
The death toll has reached more than 104,000 at the time of writing.
More than 390,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.
Britain has the 7th highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.