• “Now is not the time to be lax," he told reporters.
  • Cuomo said the COVID-19 death rate in New York was “effectively flat" for the past two days.

NEW YORK: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday extended a shutdown in the epicenter of America's deadly coronavirus pandemic until near the end of the month.

Cuomo said the COVID-19 death rate in New York was “effectively flat" for the past two days but announced that schools and non-essential businesses must stay shut until April 29.

“Now is not the time to be lax," he told reporters.