Transcript for New York City announces loosening of COVID-19 restrictions
Overall cases are coming down and that means lockdowns are being relaxed. New York City movie theaters will open for the first time in nearly a year made by governor Andrew Cuomo under fire for misreporting the number of nursing home deaths in the state. Eva pilgrim is outside a theater in Brooklyn with the latest. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, George. Movie theaters like this one in New York City will be able to re-open soon with limited seating. The governor highlighting the good news as he's facing tough questions about earlier pandemic decisions. Overnight New York City announcing plans to loosen covid restrictions planning on opening movie theaters in a limited capacity for the first time in nearly a ar. Movie theaters in New York will be brought in line with the rest of the state, 25% capacity. Do you know why you're here today? Is it because indoor dine something back in New York? Reporter: The move seemingly ripped from this weekend's "Saturday night live" skit comes as the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo, is under fire. Cuomo, who was praised for his early efforts in the pandemic is now in the midst of scandal. The FBI and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn investigating how his administration handled nursing home deaths during the pandemic. After an aide admitted the administration withheld the nursing home death toll from state lawmakers out of fear it would be used against the state by the trump administration. We created the void by not producing enough public information quickly enough. I get that. But then it was exploited with misinformation, people playing politics, Republicans playing politics, personal attacks, personal agendas. Reporter: The governor now pushing nursing home reforms as well as easing other restrictions. The covid numbers here in new York are down. Hospitalizations, deaths and new cases are all on the decline, Michael. That's some good news there. We turn to the latest on
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