New York.- The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomorejected Saturday the idea of imposing a quarantine in this and other neighbouring states, as posed by the president of The United States, Donald Trumpbefore the increase in cases of Covid-19 in the region.
“I don’t even know what that means. I don’t know how it could be applied legally. From a medical point of view, I don’t know that lograrías,” he said Cuomo asked about it at a press conference, minutes after Trump to speak of such a possibility.
Cuomothat has always avoided using terms like “quarantine” or “containment” to the tough restrictions imposed on New York by the Covid-19stressed their opposition to those concepts, that you create that triggers the panic among the population and there is no difference in reality of actions already taken.
“Without even understanding what that is (the quarantine referred to by Trump), I can tell you that I don’t like how it sounds,” he told journalists.
Cuomothat this Saturday had a telephone conversation with the president, said that in she not touched that issue at all.
Trump, meanwhile, has not ruled out a quarantine in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in a statement in Washington.
“We would like to see a quarantine in New York because it is red zone-new York, New Jersey and may be one or two places more, some parts of Connecticut. I am thinking about it now. You can not to do this but there is a possibility that at some point today impose a forty,” said the president.
The representative indicated that the quarantine would be for a short time, possibly two weeks.
Trump addressed the media before departing to Norfolk (Virginia), where he plans to witness the departure of the hospital ship USNS Comfort, which will travel to New York to provide equipment to the health centres.
According to the latest data provided by Cuomothe state of New York has already confirmed 52 thousand 318 positive cases and 728 deaths, with more than 200 deaths in the last 24 hours.