Coronavirus: Trump may quarantine New York, New Jersey and CT

Coronavirus: Trump may quarantine New York, New Jersey and CT

The United States is the country with the most Covid-19 cases, and NY is the worst-hit state.

Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Saturday that if the federal government were to enforce a quarantine of his state and the surrounding region it would amount to a "federal declaration of war".

The CDC issued a statement in which they insisted on the citizens to "refrain" from all unnecessary domestic travel for two weeks. The news of a full quarantine of New York comes just 3 weeks after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo established a containment zone over COVID-19 coronavirus. Italy tops the list with 10,000 deaths.

"We might not have to do it, but there's a possibility that sometime today we'll do a quarantine - short-term, two weeks - on NY, probably New Jersey, certain parts of CT". While talking to the worldwide broadcaster on March 28, Cuomo said that if White House issues a "strong travel advisory" to impose short-term restrictions, it would result in "chaos and mayhem".

The suggestion by Trump was met with confusion and anger from the governors of the three states.

But officials believe the state will need 140,000 beds when it reaches the apex of the pandemic in 14 to 21 days, Cuomo said.

Trump's talk earlier Saturday of what he called a quarantine for those hard-hit areas raised questions whether the federal government had the power to do so.

Earlier on Saturday, Trump told reporters he was considering the quarantine because the states had become "hot spots" for the novel coronavirus.

The notion of a quarantine was sharply criticised by the governors of NY and CT. Officials did not release any further information, including whether the child had other health problems.

On Saturday, the nation's death toll also crossed the 2,000 mark.

The shortage of personal protective equipment drove a group of NY nurses to protest outside the Jacobi Medical Center on Saturday, demanding the supplies to do their jobs safely. Chopra said many patients already have chronic ailments including asthma, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. She doesn't get it done, and we send her a lot.

European nations have been harder hit than the United States on a per capita basis with over 20,000 deaths - approximately half in worst-hit Italy.

Russian Federation said it would close its borders on Monday, despite reporting relatively low levels of the virus.

Another six people died between Friday afternoon and 6 p.m. Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 33. There were roughly 1,900 deaths recorded by Saturday.

Trump has also been reluctant to invoke emergency powers to order US companies to produce much-needed medical supplies, despite the pleas of governors and hospital workers, but has now ordered General Motors to make ventilators under the Defense Production Act.

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