Coronavirus updates: Travel advisory for 3 states; US cases top 120K
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a domestic travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on Saturday night, the FDA approved a fast new coronavirus test and a naval hospital ship left Norfolk, Virginia, for New York City.
President Donald Trump said earlier Saturday he was considering imposing a two-week quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut to deal with the rapid spread of COVID-19. He later tweeted “a quarantine will not be necessary,” saying the CDC’s advisory would follow.
The U.S. counted more than 124,000 cases of coronavirus Saturday, with at least 2,100 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. More confirmations are expected as the U.S. ramps up testing.
About 660,000 people are known to have been infected with COVID-19 globally, and more than 30,000 have died.
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CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Trump has decided against imposing a quarantine on New York as the state battles the spread of coronavirus.
Instead, the CDC issued an advisory urging “residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.”
Trump disclosed earlier Saturday that he was considering a short-term quarantine for New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, which also have been hard-hit by the coronavirus. Trump suggested a quarantine would be “enforceable” and would probably last about two weeks.