Cuomo regrets not mandating masks for New Yorkers sooner

“I was the first state in the nation to do masks, I should’ve done it earlier. I should’ve done masks earlier. That would’ve made a dramatic difference,” Cuomo told WAMC radio.

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The three-term Democratic governor issued a statewide mask order on April 15 — 45 days after New York had its first confirmed coronavirus case and during a period when the state was experiencing more than 600 virus-related deaths a day.

Cuomo also admitted “we were wrong” to say that asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 can’t spread the killer bug.

“That was just wrong,” the governor said, adding, “We spent months saying you have to be sneezed or coughed on. That was just wrong.”

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