A NYC councilman said he'll defy Gov. Andrew Cuomo's social-distancing orders to host more than 10 people in his home for Thanksgiving
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New York City councilman Joe Borelli said he would invite more than 10 people for Thanksgiving soon after Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed new COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday. "I'll be having more than 10 people at my house on Thanksgiving. My address is public record. Some family will come from (gasp!) New Jersey," the Republican councilman wrote in a tweet. He added: "Kids will see their grandparents, cousins will play in the yard, sis in law will bring strawberry rhubarb pie, & a turkey will be overcooked." Cuomo announced several new measures to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as cases rise in New York state and nationwide. The governor's restriction on gatherings will go into effect on Friday. Bars and gyms will also be required to close by 10 p.m. "COVID is getting worse by the day," Cuomo said in a tweet. "All around the country. The fall surge is here. We are taking action but we need New Yorkers to do their part. Wear a mask. Get tested. Follow all health guidelines. Take this seriously." Public health experts have warned that the US could see the "deadliest" wave yet this winter, especially if measures aren't implemented to help curb the spread. Within the past week, the US has continued to break daily new case records. Tuesday saw the highest number of new COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began, with nearly 131,000 infections. Hospitalizations also hit an all-time high of 61,964. The US has already surpassed more than 10.3 million cases and over 240,000 deaths.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America
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