Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

People leaving NYC metro area urged to self-quarantine for 14 days

People leaving NYC metro area urged to self-quarantine for 14 days

"It's a very serious situation", Fauci said.

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator, said roughly 60 percent of all new cases being reported in the United States are coming out of the metro New York City area.

The White House said Tuesday that New York City was the most critical area affected by the coronavirus outbreak and that people leaving the area should self-quarantine.

"We remain deeply concerned about New York City", she said, adding that 31 percent of the people "succumbing" to coronavirus have been in the New York metro area - significantly higher than other regions of the county. But what we're seeing now is that understandably, people want to get out of NY.

Pence had additionally hinted at much less restrictive measures all over a press briefing Sunday evening, pronouncing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deliberate to announce new pointers for individuals who have been uncovered to the virus so they may go back to paintings via dressed in a masks for a particular period of time.

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DeSantis said people could be "held accountable if they buck the law".

"When they go to another place-for their own safety, they've got to be careful, monitor themselves, if they get sick bring it to the attention of a physician, get tested", Fauci said, and again reiterated that a self-isolation of two weeks since leaving NY "will be very important because we don't want that to be another seeding point for the rest of the country wherever they go". "So if they're already four days out, it's just ten more days".

The warning against traveling outside of the region - and self-isolating if a person does - by the coronavirus task force comes a day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordering anyone arriving on a flight from the NY region to submit to self-quarantine for two weeks.

In New York City, the coronavirus is affecting a large number of people, including more than 200 members of NYPD. "What am I going to do with 400 ventilators when I need 30,000?" The USNS Comfort, a US Navy hospital ship, is also preparing to deploy to NYC to intake trauma patients and alleviate the burden from local hospitals dealing with a high number of coronavirus-related cases.

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