NY Gov. Cuomo told his brother Chris Cuomo that having their mother stay at his house was a “mistake” because it could expose her to the virus.
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NY Gov. Cuomo told his brother Chris Cuomo that having their mother stay at his house was a “mistake” because it could expose her to the virus https://t.co/GhuTW6b2DC pic.twitter.com/zhD7zijbr0
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 31, 2020
‘My brother Chris is positive for coronavirus. He is going to be fine, he’s young and in good shape, strong, not as strong as he thinks, but he will be fine,’ Gov Andrew Cuomo said.
‘But there’s a lesson in this. He’s an essential worker – a member of the press. He’s been out there. You go out there, the chance you get effected is very high.’
Gov Cuomo said the part of New York’s stay-at-home order specifically to protect people over 70 – known as Matilda’s Law – is named after their mother.
He said their mother had been in contact with Chris two weeks ago after she went to his home – and that he had advised his brother against having her stay there due to the risks for elderly and sick people.
‘My mother was at his house and I said that is a mistake. My mother is… older and she’s healthy but I said you can’t have mom at the house,’ Gov Cuomo said.
‘He said ‘no mom is lonely, she wants to be at the house. I feel bad she’s cooped up at the apartment’. I said I do too but you bring her to the house you expose her to a lot of things. You could expose mom to the virus.
‘We had a whole discussion. If he was exposed, chances are she may have been exposed. Then we’d be looking at a different situation than my brother sitting in his basement for two weeks.
‘It’s my family, your family – it’s all of our families.
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