The Washington Post reports:
In a gaggle with reporters, President Trump said he is considering a quarantine on New York, parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. He said he might make a decision later today. It comes as the United States has become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with more than 100,000 confirmed infections and nearly 1,600 deaths.
Cuomo denies speaking to Trump about possible NY quarantine, as President just claimed.
Cuomo: “I don’t even know what that means”
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) March 28, 2020
On the matter of a quarantine of the NYC metro area, Pres Trump says he’s thinking about it. “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.”
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 28, 2020
Gov. Cuomo says he has no idea what Trump is talking about. He has no idea how this would be legally enforceable.
President Trump said he is thinking about a possible “short term, two week” quarantine for “New York, probably New Jersey and certain parts of Connecticut.”
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) March 28, 2020
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) March 28, 2020
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2020