White House tells New Yorkers who left the city to ‘self-quarantine’ for two weeks

New York City residents told to 'self-isolate'

White House tells New Yorkers who left the city to ‘self-quarantine’ for two weeks

All New York City residents, who may have left the city to go elsewhere, were told to ‘self-isolate’ as they might have been exposed to COVID-19 virus.
At today’s daily briefing, the White House COVID-19 task force was urging all New Yorkers to self-quarantine, since New York City was quickly becoming a new coronavirus hotspot.

“To everyone who has left New York City over the last few days, because of the number of cases, you may have been exposed before you left,”Dr. Deborah Birx said, adding that anyone who had been in New York should be “self-quarantining for the next 14 days to ensure the virus doesn’t spread to others.”


New York state accounted for 60 percent of all the new Covid-19 cases in the US by Tuesday and almost half the total cases, with 25,665 documented instances. Big Apple residents were almost ten times more likely to be infected than any other Americans, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We don’t want it to become another seeding point,” Fauci said, adding that anyone in the New York metropolitan area who traveled elsewhere should “monitor temperature, be sensitive to symptoms and self-isolate for two weeks, in order to prevent further spread of the virus.


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