The President of the United States, Donald Trump, did not rule out this Saturday imposing a quarantine in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, where COVID-19 cases are increasing the most.
“We would like to see a quarantine in New York because it is a hot spot – New York, New Jersey and maybe one or two other places, some parts of Connecticut. I’m thinking about it now. We may not do it but there is a possibility that at some point today we impose a forty, “said the president before leaving for Norfolk, Virginia.
The president indicated that the quarantine would be for a short time, possibly two weeks.
Trump headed to Norfolk today where he plans to witness the departure of the hospital ship USNS Comfort, which will travel to New York to provide supplies to health facilities.
This Friday, the USA, which registers the highest number of infections worldwide, crossed the barrier of 100,000 detected cases.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the USA has 105,573 cases; followed by Italy, with 86,498; and China, with 81,999.
According to statistics from that source, New York is the state with the most cases with 46,108; followed by New Jersey, with 8,825; and California, with 4,886.
This week, the federal government has already asked people leaving New York to voluntarily undergo a 14-day quarantine to try to prevent infections elsewhere in the United States.
For its part, the state of Rhode Island, in the northeastern United States, will try to identify in its territory all the people who have arrived from New York to force them to quarantine for two weeks due to the strong outbreak of coronavirus that occurs in the Big Apple.