White House Urges People Leaving NYC to Self-Quarantine For 14 days

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White House officials urged anyone who have recently left the New York City metropolitan area in recent days to self-quarantine for 14 days to avoid spreading the coronavirus to other areas of the country.

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator sounded the alarm during Tuesday evening Coronavirus Task Force briefing, saying she remained “deeply concerned about New York City and the New York metro area” to the alarming rate of the number of confirmed cases.

“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. “Everybody who was in New York should be self-quarantining for the next 14 days to ensure the virus doesn’t spread to others no matter where they have gone, whether it’s Florida, North Carolina or out to far reaches of Long Island.”