Trump Backs Off Threat To Quarantine NY, NJ, And CT

The New York Times reports:

President Trump said Saturday night that he will not impose a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut but would instead issue a “strong” travel advisory to be implemented by the governors of the three states.

Mr. Trump made the announcement on Twitter just hours after telling reporters that he was considering a quarantine of the three states in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus to Florida and other states.

Speaking to CNN on Saturday afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York expressed confusion as to what Mr. Trump was considering. “This would be a declaration of war on states,” Mr. Cuomo said. “A federal declaration of war.”