As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies its grip on New York City, United States President Donald Trump has said he is considering the implementation of a federally mandated quarantine for the greater metro area. The news comes on the back of concerns from governors in other east coast states about the numbers of New Yorkers planning an exodus.
On Friday, during a press briefing to announce a raft of executive orders aimed at stopping the spread of cases into Rhode Island, Governor Gina Raimondo said that while her preferred option of closing state border access to New Yorkers may not be constitutionally possible, she did instruct her national guard and state police to stop and question occupants of New York licensed cars, with the intention of forcing them to obey a 14-day quarantine order, if staying in Rhode Island.
With the total number of worldwide coronavirus cases now over 600,000, and the United States emerging as the most impacted country, Washington and the governors of the most affected states have regularly clashed over response strategy, funding, restrictions and the availability of federally procured supplies.
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Cuomo Opposes Trump's Proposal For Quarantine of NYC Area (Source: Bloomberg)