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United States not on EU’s ‘safe’ travel list, diplomats say

By Philip Blenkinsop

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United States is not on a “safe list” of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union governments later on Tuesday, three diplomats said.

The 27-member bloc is expected to give outline approval to leisure or business travel from Wednesday to 14 countries beyond its borders when they vote on the list by midday Brussels time (1000 GMT), the diplomats said.

The countries are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, they said.

Russia and Brazil, along with the United

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New Yorkers who visit states with high COVID-19 infection rates will be ineligible for sick leave

ALBANY – Don’t go to a state with a high COVID-19, come back to New York and expect to get paid sick leave benefits.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Saturday that strips the paid sick leave protections for New York employees who voluntarily travel to high-risk states after June 25.

“If we are going to maintain the progress we’ve seen, we need everyone to take personal responsibility,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“That’s why I’m issuing an executive order that says any New York employee who voluntarily travels to a high-risk state will not be eligible for the

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New York Gov. Cuomo extends the state’s stay-at-home order until June 13

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that the state’s stay-at-home order would be extended until June 13.

In an executive order on Thursday, Cuomo said the state would continue the “New York State on PAUSE” policy put in place in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The statewide shutdown was set to expire on May 15. 

“Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue,” the order states. 

“All enforcement mechanisms by state or local governments shall continue to be in

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