New York officials are sending pandemic fighting supplies to Atlanta as the virus continues to spread across the United States.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced thousands of N95 masks, test kits, gowns and gloves will be going to the city, as well as more than 1,000 gallons of hand sanitizer.
The aid comes after New York received support from around the country during the initial wave of the pandemic in March, with state governments sending ventilators, masks and volunteers to aid in the effort.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms last week appeared via video conference at a briefing held by Cuomo. Bottoms has tested positive for the virus, but is aysmptomatic.
"During New York's greatest hour of need, other states sent volunteers, masks and equipment to help us flatten the curve and save lives. We are incredibly grateful to the 30,000 volunteers and donations that came to us during that hell. Now that we have flattened the curve and our numbers are strong, we are paying it forward to places like Atlanta, where Mayor Bottoms has been an aggressive and effective leader fighting this virus," Cuomo said in a statement.
"We have people who have been through this and know how to fight COVID-19, and we stand ready to aid states and localities in whatever way we can. Today, on behalf of the family of New York, we will deploy test kits and PPE to Atlanta as they struggle with surging cases."