WH: New Yorkers Who Leave Town Should Self-Isolate

The Washington Post reports:

The White House coronavirus task force, citing concern about the high infection rate in the New York City area, is asking everyone who has left that area recently to self-isolate for 14 days, wherever they are. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the task force, said at a Tuesday news conference that 60 percent of all the new cases in the United States are coming out of the New York City metro area.

“To everyone who has left New York over the last few days, because of the … number of cases, you may have been exposed before you left New York,” Birx said. President Trump said Tuesday that he wants the country “opened up” by Easter — April 12 — and continued to play down the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic even as experts warned of a worsening crisis.