Updated: Mar 29
| Washington Examiner
As the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms hospitals in New York state, President Trump said he is thinking about enforcing a 14-day quarantine of three northeastern states where travel out of New York has created tensions among state officials. Trump told press reporters outside the White House on Saturday morning that he is considering quarantining the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut before he boarded a flight to Norfolk, Virginia.
"We're thinking about certain things," Trump said. Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it's a hot spot. New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined. I'm thinking about it right now. We might not have to do it but there's a possibility that sometime today we'll do a quarantine short-term two weeks on New York and probably New Jersey and certain parts of Connecticut." Trump said there are issues of "heavily infected" people going to Florida from New York and the measures will be used to keep movement between states as the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms hospitals in major cities.
On Friday, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo instructed state police to stop vehicles with New York license plates and to enforce a 14-day quarantine of any persons found to have entered her state from New York. READ MORE