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New York declares state of emergency due to coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — New York Governor Cuomo declares state of emergency due to coronavirus.

New York authorities are introducing an emergency regime, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced to reporters on Saturday.

“I officially declared an emergency, which gives us certain powers,” he said. The press conference was broadcast on Twitter by the governor.

This comes as Cuomo said the number of confirmed cases in coronavirus has risen to 76, up from 44 yesterday.

According to Cuomo, the emergency regime will allow the application of accelerated procurement and hiring procedures to combat the coronavirus. At the same time, he rated the threat to the population as low.

According to him, the number of diagnosed cases per day increased by 21 to 76 people, of which only ten were hospitalized.

Earlier it was reported that the number of coronavirus victims in the United States reached 17 people, the number of cases exceeded 300 people. There are no casualties in New York.

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