According to the Daily Mail, over the past two days, a coronavirus-infected person died every 17 minutes in New York City. In this situation, US President Donald Trump said that he was considering the possibility of introducing strict quarantine in New York and two other states where there are most cases of COVID-19.
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"We would like to quarantine there (in New York, Channel 24), because this is the epicenter of the epidemic. I think about it," Trump told reporters at a White House briefing.
He subsequently added on Twitter: “I am considering introducing quarantine in hot spots: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, soon.”
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
What is the situation with coronavirus in New York
The emergency department receives up to 6.5 thousand calls daily, the line on the ambulance line sometimes reaches 170 people. New York City Central Community Hospital physician Steve Kassapidis compared the situation in the city with hell.
Patients are brought in, connected to devices, then they die, and then in a circle. Patients are brought in and brought in,
– said Kassapidis.
The mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, said the day before that the city had reserves for a week, the city needed federal and military support, as well as at least 15 thousand mechanical ventilation devices.
We add that the population of New York City as of 2019 is approximately 9 million people, while the state of New York is more than 20 million.
Trump was discouraged from quarantining
On the night of March 29, Trump tweeted that he would not quarantine New York. He asks only the local authorities to give recommendations not to visit this region and not to leave it. “No quarantine is needed,” the US president summed up.
On the recommendation of the White House Corona Virus Task Force, and upon consultation with the Governor's of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the @CDCgov to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the ….
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29 2020
Why Trump decided not to quarantine
The fact is that local authorities, in particular New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, have severely criticized this idea. Cuomo called this initiative "very bizarre, anti-American and anti-social."
More and more – the state authorities hinted that in the case of a conversation about strict quarantine and the physical border, a "discussion about the civil war" could begin.
Coronavirus in the USA: on the night of Sunday, March 29, confirmed cases of coronavirus damage are 123 thousand 271, deaths are already more than 2200 throughout the country.
In New York, by the way, 883 people died in total and more than 200 per day. Infected in New York – more than 53,000.
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