People fleeing New York during the Coronavirus pandemic were told to quarantine themselves for 14 days, wherever they were.
Dr. Deborah Birks said at a briefing by the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Tuesday night that more than 60 percent of all new coronavirus cases in the U.S. come from the state of New York, including Long Island and Westchester,” according to www.usa.one. “We remain deeply concerned about the state of New York,” she said, adding that the situation in the New York metro area is much worse than in other parts of the state.
In panic, residents are leaving the Big Apple on a massive scale to wait for the pandemic to peak elsewhere. “Anyone who left New York in the past few days could already be infected,” said Dr. Birks. Health officials are now calling on everyone who leaves the New York metro area to quarantine themselves within 14 days to stop the deadly virus from spreading.
A surge of new COVID-19 cases on Long Island suggests that New Yorkers fleeing the Big Apple to their country homes are spreading the pandemic, Birks said. “So it is very important that these people are quarantined in their homes for the next 14 days to make sure they are not transmitting the virus,” Birks said.