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Legislature approves $40M to fight coronavirus in NY

COVID-19 Testing at New York State's Wadsworth Center COVID-19 Testing at New York State's Wadsworth Center | Photo: New York State Department of Health.

WNYT Staff
Created: March 03, 2020 08:32 AM

State lawmakers passed an emergency bill overnight to help fight coronavirus.

The measure will provide $40 million to hire additional staff, procure equipment, and any other resources necessary to respond to the potential coronavirus pandemic.

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This comes as New York confirmed its first case of the virus Sunday night.

Gov. Cuomo and health officials said Monday that the disease is dangerous but a manageable threat.



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