Cuomo defends not wearing a mask at indoor presser

Published: Oct. 5, 2020 at 6:59 PM EDT
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his decision to not wear a mask at an indoor press conference held Monday in New York City in response to questions from reporters.

The governor and five Cuomo aides didn’t wear masks while addressing reporters at the governor’s city headquarters.

Pictures posted on social media showed reporters wearing masks sitting close to one another in the relatively tight space.

Challenged by reporters over his failure to wear a mask, Cuomo said it was fine because he was more than 6 feet from the journalists.

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