Trump Considering Enforceable Quarantine New York, Parts of New Jersey and Connecticut

This afternoon in remarks given to the media President Trump said that he is giving consideration to putting in place an “enforceable quarantine” for New York, parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.

Before leaving for Joint Base Andrews, the President told reporters, “We’d like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot- New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined. I’m thinking about it right now.”

“We might not have to do it but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine — short term two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey and parts of Connecticut,” remarked the President.

Currently New York is the epicenter of the Chinese Cornoavirus outbreak in the United States with over fifty two thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to latest reports.  New Jersey has over eight thousand confirmed cases and Connecticut has over twelve hundred.

The President suggested that the quarantine would be travel-based, mean that people inside the quarantine areas would be limited to travel only within the quarantine areas and travel outside would be restricted.

After landing at Joint Base Andrews, President Trump tweeted, “I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing “hot spots”, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly.”

President Trump said he would talk with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about the potential federal quarantine.

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