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(NEWSER)– While Chris Christie is standing by New Jersey's tough Ebola quarantine policy despite pressure from the White House, fellow Gov. Andrew Cuomo has decided to loosen New York's policy a little.

Last night, he said health workers who had been in contact with Ebola patients in West Africa but did not show any symptoms would be allowed to stay home during the 21-day quarantine period and would be compensated for lost income, reports the Washington Post. Under the revised regulations, which are more in line with CDC guidelines, people quarantined at home will be able to have visits from family and friends, and those who were not in direct contact with Ebola patients will not be quarantined.

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