NEW YORK — As Wuhan lifted itself out of its 76-day coronavirus lockdown at midnight on Wednesday, Chen Long, a native of the central Chinese city, watched videos of the monumental event from his apartment in Flushing, Queens, the biggest Chinatown in New York.
It was Chen’s 17th day of staying in.
An hour earlier, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state had hit another high in new deaths, which had appeared to be plateauing earlier in the week.
Chen, 32, who moved to New York about four years ago, runs Heat Noodle, a restaurant serving reganmian,