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Trump mulls 'quarantine' for New York, neighbours

2020-03-29 HKT 01:24
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  • Donald Trump speaks outside the White House on Saturday. Photo: AP
    Donald Trump speaks outside the White House on Saturday. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was considering placing New York state – the worst-hit in the US by the coronavirus pandemic – under quarantine but he was vague about exactly what he meant by this.

"We'd like to see NY quarantined because it's a hotspot – New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined," Trump said as he left the White House.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who spoke to Trump earlier on Saturday, said this issue did not come up in those discussions.

"I don't even know what that means," Cuomo told a press briefing. "I don't know how that could be legally enforceable. And from a medical point of view, I don't know what you would be accomplishing," Cuomo said.

"But I can tell you, I don't even like the sound of it. Not even understanding what it is, I don't like the sound of it," the governor said. (AFP)