New York borders to CLOSE: Donald Trump considers state ‘quarantine’ as cases surpass 52k

New York borders to CLOSE: Donald Trump considers state ‘quarantine’ as cases surpass 52k

As the coronavirus crisis in New York worsens, Donald Trump has suggested that the entire state may have to be quarantined soon. The state has the highest number of cases of COVID-19 in the USA. As of Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that over 700 people from the area had died from the disease.

He continued: “We might not have to do it but there’s a possibility that some time today we’ll do a quarantine short-term two weeks.

“On New York, probably New Jersey and certain parts of Connecticut.

“We’ll restrict travel because they’re having problems down in Florida.

“A lot of New Yorkers are going there and we don’t want that.”

Mr Trump added: “We’re giving them to New Jersey, we’re going great work with the Governor of New Jersey.

“This would be an enforceable quarantine.

“I’d rather not do it but we may need it.”

Governor Cuomo told a media briefing that the number of cases in New York had risen as well.

There are now over 52,000 people confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus in the state.

Published at Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:56:00 +0000