“The infection rate is low because we have proceeded with a smart and gradual reopening. What they are advocating has turned out to be wrong and to be a failure, ”the governor continued.
“Florida listened to the New York Post. Texas listened to the Wall Street Journal. Arizona listened to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. It was wrong. It was wrong.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ended his state stay-at-home order on April 29, according to CNN.
The Arizona stay-at-home order expired on May 15. Governor Doug Ducey cleared the barbershop and salons to reopen on May 8, followed by indoor restaurants on May 11.
New York, where the virus has killed more than 32,000 people – many in nursing homes, which were controversial by Cuomo to admit or readmit recovering COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital – has entered a phase of reopening of its economy in early June.
As of Saturday, only 500 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 and three more people died, Cuomo said.
Florida in comparison has recorded 12,199 new cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Arizona saw 3,740 new cases.