New York governor rails at Congress for lack of aid in Covid-19 crisis: 'Do your job' squib

Andrew Cuomo joins New York City mayor Bill de Blasio in condemning response as state reports more than 37,000 cases

New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, excoriated Congress on Thursday for failing to provide much-needed aid to his state as it battles a soaring number of fatalities and a continuing scramble for medical supplies.

The $2tn coronavirus stimulus package that passed the Senate late on Wednesday woefully neglects New York, according to Cuomo, who said it allocated $5bn in aid to the state, earmarked only for Covid-19 expenses. The funds do nothing to address the $10bn-$15bn in lost revenue New York expects to incur because of the crisis, Cuomo said.

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