In an attempt to flatten the curve, Governor Cuomo has extended the NY lockdown to April 29 and has raised the fine for people ignoring social distancing up to $1,000.
‘Schools and non-essential businesses will stay closed until April 29. I know what that does to the economy but I’m not going to choose between public health and economic activity.
‘Whether we’ve hit the apex or not, we have to do the same thing. From day one, we have underestimated this enemy.
‘There’s a real danger in getting over-confident too quickly. While the numbers look like they may be turning and it’s “yay it’s over”. No, it’s not.
As photos surface of people congregating in Central Park and in large birthday — and funeral — groups, he announced that the NYPD would start writing tickets for $1,000 fines as well.