- Jan 28, 2010
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- New York
Trump administration officials on Tuesday urged anyone leaving the New York metro area to self-isolate for 14 days to avoid spreading the virus to other parts of the country, as novel coronavirus cases in the region continued to sharply rise.
“We have to deal with the New York City metropolitan area as a high-risk area, and for that reason we’re taking these steps and asking for the cooperation of the American people,” Vice President Mike Pence said during an afternoon briefing.
Mr. Pence said individuals leaving New York should monitor their temperature and any symptoms and said the administration would continue to “surge” resources to New York.
Ambassador Deborah Birx, special representative for global health diplomacy, said 60% of all new virus cases in the U.S. were coming from New York, which has sharply increased its levels of testing in recent days. Overall, the U.S. surpassed 55,000 confirmed cases Tuesday.