Cuomo: Brooklyn moving to Orange zone from Red zone amid rise in coronavirus cases

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that Brooklyn's hot spot has shown progress and will be moving to an Orange zone from the Red zone amid a rise in coronavirus cases across the city.

"Brooklyn was quite a fuss when we made it a red zone," he said. "People didn't like the restrictions, but it worked," Cuomo noted.

Parts of Brooklyn in red zones were subjected to the most severe restrictions including closed nonessential businesses and schools, as well as limited entry to houses of worship.

Recently Staten Island has seen a significant uptick in cases. "We're watching the numbers and anywhere it's justified, we'll do a microcluster," Cuomo answered when asked if it would be placed as a red zone.