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Most remaining COVID restrictions in New York will be lifted as 70% of state residents aged 18 years-and-older have received at least a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. The lifting of state-mandated restrictions is effective immediately. Mask requirements set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for pre-K schools, public transit and healthcare settings remain intact. New York has fully vaccinated 45.7% of its population so far, according to d