Cuomo Defends Controversial Nursing Home Directive, Blames Staffers, Visitors for Virus Spread

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday addressed the mounting criticisms over his administration’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus — particularly the fallout from his state’s controversial March 25 directive and the recent revelation that his administration hid the true fatality figures out of fear of a federal investigation — telling reporters that the illness “did not get into the nursing homes by people coming from hospitals.”

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