Donald Trump has decided not to issue quarantine orders for New York City, stating that “it won’t be necessary” in the fight against coronavirus.
The president announced that he could impose a quarantine in the New York region to limit the spread of the virus, banning travel for the next two weeks.
Instead, millions of residents of New York City and surrounding regions have been advised to avoid nonessential travel. Trump tweeted: “I asked @CDCgov to publish strong travel advice, which will be administered by the governors, in consultation with the federal government.
New Yorkers have already been banned from activities involving more than one person
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“A quarantine will not be needed. Full details will be released by CDC tonight. Thanks!”
The reversal came amid growing criticism of Trump’s announcements that caused more confusion.