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New Yorkers fleeing coronavirus hotspot need to self-isolate, White House says

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Deanna Wagner | 25 March, 2020, 14:52

"To everyone who has left New York over the last few days, because of the rate of the number of cases, you may have been exposed before you left New York", Birx said.

President Donald Trump doubled down on his rosy predictions in regards to the coronavirus pandemic overdue Tuesday, pronouncing he's assured in a "tremendous bounce back" that can "go very quickly" and claiming "the light at the end of the tunnel" can already be observed-although New York City, he mentioned, stays "a hot spot".

Birx said she has particular concern for those living in and coming from the New York City metro area.

"We don't want it to become another seeding point", Fauci said, adding that anyone in the NY metropolitan area who traveled elsewhere should "monitor temperature, be sensitive to symptoms" and self-isolate for two weeks, in order to prevent further spread of the virus.

Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House's task force leading the effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, said on Tuesday that anyone who has recently been in New York City should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Health officials are now calling on anyone leaving the NY metro area to self-quarantine for 14 days in order to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

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New York City has become the epicenter of coronavirus cases in the United States in recent days.

"This will be very critical that those individuals do self-quarantine in their homes over the next 14 days to make sure that they don't pass the virus to others based on the time that they left NY".

Mr Pence said the federal government was "surging resources" to the NY area, including 4,000 ventilators in the next 24 hours. He called New York City metro area as a "high risk area".

Fauci echoed that advice and said, "People want to get out of NY". I speak to the businesses, you know what they say?

New York's case count appears to be doubling every three days, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Big Apple residents were nearly ten times more likely to be infected than any other Americans, noted Dr. Anthony Fauci of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).