Trump 'considering quarantine on New York'

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

"They (White House officials) said 'we're thinking of a wide array of possibilities, everything from a lockdown to the status quo, '" Lamont said.

Cuomo said that NY state's deaths from coronavirus soared on Saturday to 728, from 519, still by far the most in the U.S. The total number of cases rose to 52,318, up 7,681 overnight, he said. Full details will be released by the CDC later on Saturday, he added.

During a speech, he said is considering a two-week quarantine for the states of New York, New Jersey and CT to help officials contain the pandemic.

But later in the briefing, when asked why NY didn't move faster to shut down the economy and try to head off the virus before it spread across the state, Cuomo said making drastic moves too quickly can have negative effects.

Covid-19 deaths in New York State rose by 237 overnight, bringing the Empire State's total fatalities to 965. "So the notion that we can sort of blame NY and wall it off, and build a wall around Manhattan, that's nuts".

Mr Cuomo said a quarantine had not come up in his talks with Trump Saturday morning.

President Trump said Saturday night he won't order a quarantine for New York, New Jersey and CT, but the government instead is issuing a "strong" travel advisory.

The advisory cited "extensive community transmission" in the area and urged residents to avoid travel for 14 days. New Jersey has 11,124 confirmed cases and 140 reported deaths, while CT has 1,524 confirmed cases and 33 reported deaths.

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As cases of the CCP virus continue to rise in America, New York has now officially become the epicenter of the USA outbreak, with 53,455 people infected and 883 reported deaths.

Neighboring New Jersey has reported more than 11,100 COVID-19 cases.

"We are in for a bumpy ride for the next 12 to 18 months", Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, told CNN.

"I don't see how you look at those numbers and see anything less than thousands of people passing away", he said.

It added that "The Governors of New York, New Jersey, and CT will have full discretion to implement this Domestic Travel Advisory". He has obviously concerned about what was going on with NY. Officials have tamped down what Vice President Mike Pence has called Trump's "aspirational" goal of re-opening the USA economy by Easter on April 12.

In Rhode Island, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) northeast of New York City, police and national guard members were knocking on doors of homes where cars had New York license plates to remind them of a requirement to self-quarantine. New Jersey reported 86 deaths and CT recorded 20.

President Trump asked NY residents to follow CDC guidelines and "self-quarantine" for two weeks if they travel and is "considering" a quarantine of the area amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The state is stockpiling medical supplies and working with the federal government to retrofit existing spaces as temporary hospitals. "We are scared. We're trying to fight for everyone else's life, but we also fight for our lives as well".

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