Andrew Cuomo Puts New York on Lockdown, While his Brother Violates Quarantine
On Thursday, April 16, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared that New York would maintain its “pause” until May 15.
However, Karol Markowicz of the New York Post argued “Cuomo’s totalizing approach, moreover, fails to distinguish between Manhattan (population: 1.6 million) and Morehouse, NY (population: 77).”
The writer added that the state of New York needs “a roadmap back to normal. Cuomo has failed to produce any such thing.”
She also noted that the “lockdown rules don’t quite apply equally to everyone.”
Cuomo’s brother, Chris, caught the Wuhan virus and has been broadcasting his CNN show from his house in Southampton.
Last week, Chris Cuomo announced that his wife, Cristina, also tested positive for the virus.
However, it appears that Cuomo is not practicing his quarantine.
Markowicz tweeted, “I’m very surprised it’s not a giant story that the governor added a month to our blanket lockdown but his brother broke quarantine and literally traveled to another town while actually sick with Coronavirus and got a pass on it.”
I'm very surprised it's not a giant story that the governor added a month to our blanket lockdown but his brother broke quarantine and literally traveled to another town *while actually sick with Coronavirus* and got a pass on it. https://t.co/sqyLGxJTNm pic.twitter.com/CyQbqlR3SP
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) April 20, 2020
A few days before the announcement about his wife’s condition came out, the CNN host was seen in East Hampton, which is a 30-minute drive from his home. He was allegedly visiting a property that is under construction.
Cuomo was then confronted by a bicyclist who asked him why he was outside.
The cyclist was in the right. It’s become clear that New York is taking extremely heavy-handed measures but is not applying them equally.
Andrew Cuomo will need to reverse course and re-open his state so people can get back to work and re-piece their lives together.