The ship's arrival comes as NY state's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed Sunday above 1,000, less than a month after the first known infection in the state. Commissioner for the NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena said the surgical masks will help protect the health care workers fighting on the front lines of this pandemic as they work to save lives.
He continued: "I understand people are trying to get somewhere, but no one should be getting on a crowded train".
The crisis has led the entire state to shut down, businesses to shutter, and locals to work from home and stay indoors.
- James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks and Rangers, has tested positive for COVID-19.
"It's insulting, it's outrageous, it's incredibly insensitive to people right now who are giving their all", de Blasio told NY1.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a faint glimmer of hope in the crisis, saying the rate at which new cases are doubling slowed to once every six days, down from once every other day earlier this month.
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If they offer medium cooperation, there will be 300,000 cases and 110,000 deaths, she said. Most of the infected are in Tehran , which has reported about 4,400 cases.
Mr. de Blasio had been asked why playgrounds are remaining open in NY when nearby locations in New Jersey are closing playgrounds and parks.
"The incredibly valiant team at Elmhurst has gone through so much in the last few weeks".
"That's what I think he should focus on, not questioning what people are doing with the supplies", the mayor said.
Statewide, 8,503 people are hospitalized, 2,037 of them in the ICU.
While the majority of cases are now downstate, upstate hospitals will struggle once the peak shifts, he said, and New York City-area hospitals should prepare to reinforce that influx.
The governor encouraged people to try to "find a silver lining in all of this", saying he and his family are continuing their tradition of Sunday dinners via Skype and phone.
De Blasio fired back on Monday, saying he has repeatedly asked Trump to send more medical personnel to the city to relieve the stress on overworked hospital staff. "That is something that comes back to just the pure strength of this place and our people".