New York declares State of Emergency amid spike in Covid-19 cases

Published on : 11:57 AM Nov 27, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, through an executive order on Sunday, issued a state of emergency in the state due to a spike in new Covid-19 cases. The order describes transmission rates as such the state 'has not seen since April 2020'

New York: New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued a state of emergency in the state due to a spike in new coronavirus infections and hospitalisations.

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"New York is now experiencing Covid-19 transmission at rates the State has not seen since April 2020...Whereas, the rate of new Covid-19 hospital admissions has been increasing over the past month to over 300 new admissions a day...I do hereby declare a state disaster emergency for the entire State of New York through January 15, 2022," the executive order said on Friday evening.

The state of emergency will increase hospital capacity in New York and support vaccination efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Advertisement

Hochul issued the state of emergency amid concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant detected in southern Africa. The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many European countries imposed new restrictions on foreign nationals travelling from countries in the region due to the new strain.

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