Quarantining New York “will not be necessary” : Donald Trump

Quarantining New York “will not be necessary” : Donald Trump

Quarantining New York “will not be necessary” : Donald Trump

Written by Staff Writer

29 Mar, 2020 | 10:41 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); US President Donald Trump has said quarantining New York “will not be necessary”, after the state’s governor said doing so would be “preposterous”.

Trump said the latest decision was taken on the recommendation of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. There are more than 52,000 cases in New York. The state has about half of the total confirmed Covid-19 cases in the entire US.

Trump tweeted that instead of quarantine, a “strong travel advisory” would be issued to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to a U.S. official at least 36 sailors aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have now tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, Navy officials expect the number of sailors infected to continue to grow as the entire ship’s crew of 5,000 is tested for the virus during a port visit to Guam.

Total Coronavirus cases reported in the USA is 123,776 with more than 150 new cases reported today and with the death toll standing at 2,229.

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