Governors of six States on the Atlantic coast of the United States will form an Advisory body to prepare plans for economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced on Monday at a press conference in Albany (the capital of New York State) by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. CNN broadcast the news conference, which was also attended by the governors of New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
“Each of the governors will appoint a health care expert and an economic expert, and they will develop recommendations for us on how to act in these circumstances,” Cuomo said. “We need to start looking at how to restore economic activity, but do it wisely,” the new York Governor continued. – We need to work together with other States. No one has ever faced such a task before.”
According to Cuomo, decisions to restore economic activity after the pandemic “should be made based on scientific data, not on political considerations.” “The situation in each of the States is different, and plans must be made taking into account specific circumstances and facts,” he added.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on information from Federal and local authorities, more than 568 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the United States, and almost 23 thousand people died.