New York lifts COVID curbs with 70% of adults having one vaccine dose: governor

New York lifts COVID curbs with 70% of adults having one vaccine dose: governor



Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo Image Credit: Reuters

New York: More than 70 per cent of adults in New York have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, meaning the last of the state’s restrictions can now be lifted, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

“We have hit 70 percent vaccination. It is the national goal, and we hit it ahead of schedule. What does 70 percent mean? It means that we can now return to life as we know,” Cuomo said of his state, which was the early epicenter of the US outbreak.