Trump says he's considering short-term quarantine of New York

President Donald Trump said that he's considering a short-term quarantine of New York state, and surrounding areas, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise.

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he's considering a short-term quarantine of New York state, and surrounding areas, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise.

"We're thinking about certain things. Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it's a hotspot. ... 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. Probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut," he told reporters as he departed the White House.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

CNN's Jason Hoffman contributed to this report.

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(2) comments

LeonOrleans

As cases surge in Mass Michigan Washington and Florida quarintine of those areas may be wise too gen z going to spring break in Florida was one of the dumbest things that was allowed to happen

LeonOrleans

As someone who lives in Connecticut it's long past time to do this but the governor of new York should be doing this not Trump that being said if you quarintine New York you need to do exactly what China did and make sure people have food and water and medical supplies

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