The coronavirus-related restrictions in New York state have been expanded by Governor Andrew Cuomo. All non-essential business employees are to stay home in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
“When I talk about the most drastic action we can take — this is the most drastic action we can take,” Cuomo said during a Friday press conference.
Cases in New York state are up to 7,102, according to CNBC. That is a jump in 2,950 cases. “This is not life as usual. Accept it. Realize it and deal with it,” he said.
In New York City, cases jumped by more than 1,000 in hours on Thursday. Most of the state’s cases are within the five boroughs.
“It is not a shelter-in-place order,” Cuomo said. “Shelter in place is used currently for an active shooter or a school shooter.”