Governor Cuomo limits gatherings at private homes to 10 people, shares more restrictions

Indoor and outdoor gatherings in private homes in New York state will be limited to 10 people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.



Andrew Cuomo wearing a suit and tie: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at his daily media briefing in July.


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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at his daily media briefing in July.

Covid-19 cases are rising in New York and neighboring states, and the move aims to curb traffic from more restricted states into New York, said Cuomo.

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“If the national numbers are going up, and the states around you are going up, be prepared,” Cuomo said at the press conference.

New York reported 4,820 new Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths on Wednesday, according to a tweet from Cuomo.

Cuomo also reported that the statewide percent positivity rate, including what the state calls “micro cluster zones,” is 2.9 percent, while it is 2.5 percent without these micro cluster zones. The zones themselves are reporting a 4.9 percent positivity rate.

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NY governor limits gatherings at private homes to 10 people, shares more restrictions after Covid-19 rise

Indoor and outdoor gatherings in private homes in New York state will be limited to 10 people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.



Andrew Cuomo wearing a suit and tie: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at his daily media briefing in July.


© Jeenah Moon/Getty Images
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at his daily media briefing in July.

Covid-19 cases are rising in New York and neighboring states, and the move aims to curb traffic from more restricted states into New York, said Cuomo.

“If the national numbers are going up, and the states around you are going up, be prepared,” Cuomo said at the press conference.

New York reported 4,820 new Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths on Wednesday, according to a tweet from Cuomo.

Cuomo also reported that the statewide percent positivity rate, including what the state calls “micro cluster zones,” is 2.9 percent, while it is 2.5 percent without these micro cluster zones. The zones themselves are reporting a 4.9 percent positivity rate.

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Police ‘don’t have power to enter peoples’ homes to break up Christmas gatherings’, says legal expert



a person wearing a purple hat: A woman wearing a face mask walks past Christmas lights outside a department store in central London. A new three-tier system of alert levels for England has been implemented following rising coronavirus cases and hospital admissions. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)


A woman wearing a face mask walks past Christmas lights outside a department store in central London. A new three-tier system of alert levels for England has been implemented following rising coronavirus cases and hospital admissions. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)



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Police who attempt to break up family Christmas gatherings that break coronavirus lockdown restrictions have no power to do so, a legal expert has stated.

With many parts of England now under tiered restrictions that ban separate households from mixing indoors, West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said officers would investigate reports of rule-breaking over the festive period.

He told The Telegraph: “If we think there’s large groups of people gathering where they shouldn’t be, then police will have to intervene. If, again, there’s flagrant breaking of the rules, then the police would have to enforce.”

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COVID Christmas gatherings ‘can’t be broken up by police’

Police who attempt to break up family Christmas gatherings that break coronavirus lockdown restrictions have no power to do so, a legal expert has stated.

With many parts of England now under tiered restrictions that ban separate households from mixing indoors, West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said officers would investigate reports of rule-breaking over the festive period.

He told The Telegraph: “If we think there’s large groups of people gathering where they shouldn’t be, then police will have to intervene.

“If, again, there’s flagrant breaking of the rules, then the police would have to enforce.”

However, human rights lawyer Adam Wagner dismissed the warning, saying police “have no

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