Trump ‘considering quarantining New York’

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US President Donald Trump has said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York state in a bid to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Trump said reporters that as the New York City has become a hotspot they like to see the city to be quarantined. He spoke as confirmed cases in the state increased to more than 52,000, about half of the total in the US. New York state has the highest number of cases of Covid-19 in the US. The White House has said anyone leaving New York City should self-isolate for 14 days. On Friday, the governor of nearby Rhode Island deployed National Guard troops to stop cars with a New York licence plate to remind them of the state’s restriction that they quarantine. Soldiers are going door-to-door in coastal vacation communities to ask if any residents have recently visited New York City.

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