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New York and US reel from coronavirus pandemic

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31.03.2020

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump said he was considering a complete quarantine of New York City — the US epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak. Now, residents have been strongly urged to avoid traveling outside of the state. Nearby Rhode Island even posted officers on the state line, initially stopping any vehicle with New York license plates before expanding checks to all cars entering via Connecticut.

Alexander Görlach

On Tuesday, the official number of infections in the United States rose to more than 174,000, with over 3,400 people dead. Democrats say Trump is to blame for the rising death toll because of the lax approach he took to the outbreak in its early stages. Until he ordered preventive measures extended through April 30 on Sunday, it was clear from Trump's public statements that he had been torn between........

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