There had been a suggestion by Trump that he might order some sort of quarantine for the greater New York City area because it has become a hotspot of Wuhan coronavirus infections and deaths.

Trump just announced that he has decided against it:

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will not seek to impose a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and certain parts of Connecticut, after floating the idea earlier in the day as way to contain the coronavirus from spreading out of hotspots where the disease has taken a particularly heavy toll.

Trump said he decided a quarantine wasn’t necessary after consulting with the White House task force and the governors of the three states. He has asked the Centers for Disease control to issue a strong travel advisory, which will be administered by the governors in consultation with the federal government.

Trump tweeted:

On the recommendation of the White House CoronaVirus Task Force, and upon consultation with the Governor’s of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the @CDCgov to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the…. Federal Government. A quarantine will not be necessary. Full details will be released by CDC tonight. Thank you!


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