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Top NYC news: Cuomo calls for 'split ventilators'; almost 7% of cops call out sick in single day

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in New York City.

Cuomo calls for 'split ventilators' experiment, due to severe shortage

During a press conference at the Javits Center in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a "split ventilators" experiment, where two people will have separate beds but share the same machine.

Read the full story on MSNBC.

Almost 7% of New York City police officers call out sick in a single day as city battles coronavirus

"The increase in the number of employees on sick report was anticipated and given the nature of the virus, it is expected that this number will grow," the NYPD said.

Read the full story on Newsweek.

Mayor Bill de Blasio: New York City will release select inmates who are over 70 and have certain pre-existing conditions

Mayor de Blasio said 300 Rikers Island inmates in higher-risk categories will be released, with the exception of domestic violence cases.

Read the full story on Business Insider.

NYC liquor and wine store sales are skyrocketing during ongoing shutdown

At least one kind of business is experiencing a major boom time right now: NYC’s liquor and wine stores. Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo asked all non-essential businesses to close during the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis, prompting panic on Twitter that liquor stores would close as well. It turned out that wasn’t the case, and now some of these shops have seen sales skyrocket.

Read the full story on Eater NYC.

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