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Birx Urges 14 Day Quarantine For NYC Travelers

Mar 24, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said Tuesday that people who have left New York City should self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent further spread.

With New York state reporting the most COVID-19 cases in the country, Dr. Birx says the virus is still spreading because people are leaving New York City. 

“About 56% of all the cases in the United States are coming out of that metro area,” Birx said. “And 60% of all the new cases are coming out of the metro New York area.”

Birx says Long Island is seeing new cases, suggesting it is spreading from the city.