NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo Saturday signed a bill giving death benefits to the families of essential government workers who died during the coronavirus pandemic.
“They gave their lives, because we asked them to show up for us and they did. Let’s learn from their example. Let’s understand what they did,” Cuomo said. “People literally gave their lives so others could live.”READ MORE: East Flatbush Hit-And-Run Victim In Critical Condition; Neighbor Says Cars Speed Through Intersection 'All The Time'
Cuomo lauded their bravery and courage in responding to the pandemic.READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed While Pushing Baby In Stroller In Queens
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“If we can beat this virus, we can beat anything,” the governor said. “They gave their lives out of love.”
Cuomo said signing the bill providing the benefits “the least we can do to say thank you, and we honor you, and we remember you.”MORE NEWS: Rudy Giuliani's License To Practice Law Suspended Over Comments About 2020 Election