WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would issue a travel alert for the heavily affected New York area to limit the spread of coronavirus, abandoning an earlier suggestion that he had can try to completely cut off the area.
A quarantine quarantine would not be needed, he said on Twitter.
Trump's announcement, made when the death toll in the United States surpassed 2,100, was more than double the previous two days. The United States has recorded more than 122,000 respiratory infections, most of the countries in the world.
Since the virus first appeared in the United States in late January, Trump has left the space between reducing the risk of infection and urging Americans to take steps to slow its spread.
Trump said on Saturday afternoon that he could impose a ban on travel in and out of New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, the epicenter of the United States, to protect other states that were still unburdened. He gave a few specific details.
Critics quickly called the idea unrealistic, saying it would cause chaos in an area that served as the economic engine of the eastern United States, accounting for 10% of the population and 12% of GDP.
If you start across regions across the country, that would be utterly bizarre, counterproductive, counterproductive, anti-American, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told CNN.
A few hours later, Trump abandoned the idea, saying that he would instead ask the US Centers for Disease Control and …
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