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US News Coronavirus: Donald Trump plans to place New York State in quarantine

01:25  29 march  2020
01:25  29 march  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The American president assured reflect on the implementation of such a measure for "a short period", without giving more details

Donald Trump quitte la Maison-Blanche pour la base militaire de Norfolk, le 28 mars 2020. © REX / SIPA Donald Trump leaves the White House for the Norfolk military base, March 28, 2020. PANDEMIC - The American president assured reflect on the implementation of such a measure for "a short period", without giving more details

While remaining elusive, Donald Trump raised the possibility of placing the state of New York in quarantine on Saturday. The world's leading power, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 , now has more than 110,000 confirmed cases and 1,841 deaths, including 517 in New York City alone.

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"Some people would like New York to be quarantined because it's a hot spot," said Donald Trump when leaving the White House. "New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, some parts of Connecticut, I'm thinking about it," he added, as many jurists questioned the possibility even for the president. American to impose such a measure. The objective? "Limit travel," he replied. "They have problems in Florida, many New Yorkers are moving south. We don't want that. ”

"A short time"

A little later, the Republican billionaire assured that the measure would have "no impact" on trade between the states concerned and the rest of the country. "It would be for a short time," he said, saying he had a very good dialogue with New York State governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Asked a few minutes later on this subject, the latter was nevertheless very surprised, saying that the question had never been raised during his morning telephone conversation with the American president. "I don't even know what that means," he said, not hiding his perplexity. "I don't even know how it could be enforced from a legal point of view," he added. "I don't like this idea."

A hospital ship en route to New York

New York State is by far the most affected by coronavirus in the United States, with 52,318 cases and 728 deaths. On Saturday, the White House tenant went to the Norfolk, Virginia, military base to witness the departure for New York of the US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which has a capacity of 1,000 beds. This hospital ship aims to relieve hospitals on dry land in the face of the rapid spread of the pandemic.

A sign of the deep upheavals that affect American society at all levels, Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the postponement of the presidential primary in New York State from April 28 to June 23. Two of the other major Covid-19 homes in the United States, California (March 3) and Washington State (March 10), have already voted, while New Jersey is due to vote on June 2.

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