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NYSE Floor Partially Opens, Governor Andrew Cuomo Rings Opening Bell: Watch

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The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange has partially reopened Monday, May 26. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo along with NYSE president Stacey Cunningham rang the opening bell today.

"In the two months the floor was dark, New Yorkers bent the curve and slowed the spread of this virus," Governor Cuomo tweeted.

The floor had been closed since March 23 due to the social distancing implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic

"Today, May 26, marks the reopening of the NYSE trading floor, following its temporary closure two months ago in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic," said NYSE president Stacey Cunningham in a press release. "This moment comes as we begin working together across America to restart our economy. We are starting cautiously, with new safety measures to limit the strain on the health-care system and the risk to those who work beneath our roof."

"Now more than ever, we offer our gratitude to those on the front lines during this historic moment," she added. 

Peter Tuchman, the most photographed NYSE trader, tweeted "... there’s only one thing to say amazing, spectacular, congratulation, great job..." 

Tuchman was tested positive for the coronavirus in March. He also had shared his coronavirus survival story with TheStreet.

On being asked what he would be the first thing he would do once he returns to the floor, he said, "I don't think hugging is going to be the first thing." 

"I'd probably throw my hands up in the air with a big smile and just be grateful that I made it back down there," he added. 

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