NY Gov. Cuomo holds a press briefing as state prepares to distribute Covid vaccine

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will hold a press conference Friday on the coronavirus pandemic as the state prepares to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, which could be approved and dispensed in the coming days.

Cuomo is represented by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D- NY) accompanies D-NM).

The Democratic governor has announced that New York is expected to receive an initial allocation of 170,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the shots. New York could get the cans this weekend, Cuomo’s office said in a press release on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, New York is considering restricting indoor eating if state hospitals continue to be overcrowded with Covid-19 patients. Cuomo said Monday if New York hospital stays don’t stabilize within five days, the state could shut down indoor dining in the city as early as next week.

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