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Andrew Cuomo to increase National Guard enforcement of coronavirus travel restrictions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will enforce new testing requirements for entering New York by increasing the amount of National Guardsmen at airports amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Cuomo announced the move at his Friday press conference.

The entry rules that Cuomo announced last week require people traveling to New York to provide a negative coronavirus test before entering and then take another one four days after they arrive. New Yorkers who return from traveling within 24 hours of leaving New York only have to take a test after reentering, not before. Travelers who fail to comply must quarantine for two weeks.

“I want people to know we’re serious,” Cuomo said about increasing the National Guard’s presence. He said that he had also spoken with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about increasing the amount of local law enforcement to assist with enforcing the testing requirements.

New York experienced almost 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest total in months.

Additionally, Philadelphia is considering new restrictions as cases rise in the city.

“Everything is on the table now,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in an interview with the local CBS affiliate. He did not provide specifics on which restrictions were being considered.

On Friday, health officials in Philadelphia reported 742 news cases of COVID-19. The positivity rate is now at 14%.

Tags: News, Healthcare, Coronavirus, New York, New York City, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, National Guard, National Security, Foreign Policy

Original Author: David Hogberg

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Andrew Gillum Found ‘Inebriated’ With Meth In Miami Hotel Room

The former Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum, was found at a Miami hotel room with bags of possible crystal meth and a man who allegedly overdosed on drugs early Friday morning, according to police reports and news reports from Florida.

The case was first reported on Twitter by conservative commentator and author Candace Owens. Owens tweeted “Breaking: Democrat Andrew Gillum was involved in a crystal meth overdose incident last night in a Miami hotel.”

“Orgy suspected, but unconfirmed,” she said.

Miami Beach police say they were called to the Mondrian South Beach early Friday morning, where they found paramedics treating Travis Dyson, a 30-year-old Miami man, for an apparent heart attack. Police say two other men were in the room: Aldo Mejias and Gillum, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor.

According to police, Gillum, 40, who was not arrested, was too intoxicated to answer their questions. The offense incident report states that officers found three clear plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth on the bed and floor.

The police report also indicates that Mejias told officers that he gave his credit card information to Dyson to rent the room Friday and planned to meet him later in the day. Mejias said he found Dyson and Gillum “under the influence of an unknown substance” when he went to the room just prior to midnight.

Mejias, 56, told police that Tyson opened the door to room 1107 to let him in and then collapsed on the bed. He claims Dyson was having trouble breathing, so he woke him up. Dyson then vomited and collapsed again, so Mejias said he performed chest compressions on Dyson before calling paramedics.

Mejias also told police he saw Gillum vomit in the bathroom. The police report states that Gillum, a CNN contributor, was “unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state.”

After the incident was publicized, Gillum published a written statement. “I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends,” Gillum said. “While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement.”

The police report also mentioned that paramedics responded a second time to the hotel to conduct a welfare check on Gillum. Furthermore, it states that “Mr. Gillum left the hotel room and returned to his residence without incident.”

Gillum is married with three children. In his written statement, he said he will “spend the next few weeks with my family and appreciate privacy during this time.”

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