Nearly 98,000 people have died from coronavirus in the United States, more than a quarter of the global total, according to Johns Hopkins University.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months. ''Starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps,'' the Democratic governor said during a news conference Sunday. Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL are discussing the resumption of their seasons with their players' unions.
With all 50 states at least partially reopened, people across the U.S. face a medley of options and restrictions for celebrating Memorial Day.
Memorial Day weekend, which culminates in gatherings to honor U.S. military dead, got off to a cautious start on Saturday, especially in rain-soaked New York, epicenter of the coronavirus crisis that has now killed more Americans than the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. A day after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo allowed up to 10 people to attend ceremonies honoring America's military veterans, he took time at his news briefing on Saturday to warn that social distancing and face masks should be part of any plans to get together. Gatherings of up to 25 people were being allowed outdoors in New Jersey, although Governor Phil Murphy on Friday warned that the loosened restrictions don't...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo advised people to exercise good judgment and social distancing when gathering in groups of up to 10 people as allowed in an executive order loosening restrictions issued late on Friday. In his daily briefing on Saturday, he said New York recorded 84 coronavirus deaths on May 22 compared with 109 the day before, continuing a downward trend in the state's toll from the pandemic. "You can have a safe gathering of 10 people or you can have a wholly unsafe gathering of 10 people," said Cuomo.