NY delays presidential primary; nurses plead for masks

Virus Outbreak NYC Health Care Workers
Posted at 2:02 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 19:03:27-04

NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo postponed New York's presidential primary from April to June to keep people from gathering amid of the state's coronavirus outbreak.

With cases expected to mushroom toward a mid-to-late-April peak, nurses made anguished pleas Saturday for more protective equipment and rebuffed officials' claims that supplies are adequate.

Cuomo took a manual-pump air mask in hand to show what might lie in store if needed ventilators don't arrive.

The state's death toll from the virus rose above 700.K