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Trump asks CDC to issue a "Strong Travel Advisory" for Coronavirus hotspots NY, CT, and NJ

President Donald Trump is backing away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Posted: Mar 28, 2020 10:45 PM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -President Donald Trump is backing away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Instead, Trump is directing that a "strong Travel Advisory" be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak. Trump raised the idea of a quarantine in a tweet earlier Saturday, but governors in the three states pushed back.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was particularly critical, telling CNN that roping off states would amount to "a federal declaration of war."

Cuomo also said he believes that such a quarantine would be illegal, economically catastrophic and "preposterous."

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

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Erie6173524
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Monroe2989216
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Broome57844
Rensselaer49328
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Madison31710
Warren25528
Steuben24241
Greene24118
Orleans24137
Washington23713
Fulton21218
Ontario2099
St. Lawrence2052
Genesee2024
Tompkins1640
Chemung1371
Chenango1330
Tioga13121
Livingston1197
Wayne1163
Herkimer1113
Oswego1103
Clinton974
Cayuga931
Montgomery934
Cattaraugus890
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Wyoming865
Delaware824
Jefferson740
Otsego735
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