New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said it's "shocking and painful and breathtaking" that 2,753 lives were lost at the World Trade Center on 9/11 but the coronavirus crisis has killed 7,067 deaths in the state so far.
Referring to the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, "9/11 was supposed to be the darkest day in New York for a generation." The governor said the coronavirus outbreak was "a silent explosion that just ripples through society with the same randomness, the same evil that we saw on 9/11." New York saw a sharp drop in the number of people newly admitted to hospitals in the past 24 hours to the lowest level in the coronavirus crisis, a sign that social distancing steps are working, Cuomo said.
The number of deaths increased to 799 on April 8, up from 779 a day earlier and a record high for a third day.
The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.
Although fewer in number than last year, U.S. travelers - some with negative COVID-19 test results - were flocking to airports, train stations and highways ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, against the advice of U.S. health experts. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not be having Thanksgiving dinner with his 89-year-old mother and two of his three daughters, contrary to what he alluded to a radio interview on Monday. "The story is, my mom is going to come up and two of my girls. But the plans change," Cuomo told WAMC radio. However, later on Monday, a senior adviser for Cuomo told Insider the dinner will be off "given the current circumstances with COVID.
"This is not a normal Thanksgiving," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Monday, urging residents to give thanks to essential workers instead of dwelling on social distancing from family members.
Britain asked its regulator on Friday to assess AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for a possible rollout, while the Philippines and Thailand secured millions of doses, giving the shot a vote of confidence after experts raised questions about trial data. Emer McCarthy reports.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 on infrastructure projects, the current state of MSMEs, the Covid challenge and the way ahead for the country. Gadkari said that while initially there was some hiccup, at present there is no impact of Covid on construction activities across the country. Gadkari also spoke on his government’s ambitions in the field of electric mobility. The Union Minister also recounted his journey of recovering from Covid and urged people to follow all preventive measures. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Disney+ will has started streaming Taylor Swift's "folklore: the long pond studio sessions." According to CNN the sessions were filmed in upstate New York in September 2020 and directed by Swift. The special will feature performances of the 17 songs from her latest album while sharing the stories behind them. Swift announced the project on her verified Instagram account Tuesday.
[NFA] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 12,028,081 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 184,591 cases from its previous count, as U.S. health experts warned against holiday travel ahead of Thanksgiving. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
A group of Indian-Americans protested outside Pakistan Consulate in New York on 26th Nov, calling for an end to state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan. A mobile banner was also rolled out outside the Consulate and Times Square, demanding justice for victims of Mumbai Terror Attack.
An owl that was rescued from the Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree has beenreleased back into the wild. The tiny Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller –Rocky for short – after it was found by a worker setting up the tree onNovember 16 at the Manhattan complex. The owl was apparently trapped in the75ft Norway spruce when it was cut down 170 miles north, in New York onNovember 12.
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Macy's is preparing for a Thanksgiving Day parade unlike any other. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no children and no spectators lining New York City's traditional 2.5 mile (4 km) parade route passing Macy's Herald Square store.