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NY delays presidential primary; Trump nixes quarantine idea

NY delays presidential primary; Trump nixes quarantine idea Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Associated Press
Created: March 28, 2020 09:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump considered and then rejected ordering a quarantine for residents of the state and neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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However, he later announced in a tweet late Saturday that a travel advisory was the way to go. It urges residents of the states to avoid all but essential travel for two weeks.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said earlier in the day that roping off states would amount to “a federal declaration of war.”

Meanwhile, Cuomo postponed his state's presidential primary from April to June, and nurses made anguished pleas for more protective equipment and rebuffed officials' claims that supplies are adequate.

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