NY area to quarantine visitors from US coronavirus hotspots

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As cases in the US keep surging, governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issue travel advisory. IMAGE/COURTESY

As cases in the US keep surging, governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issue travel advisory.

  • People travelling in the US from states with a significant number of infections to the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will have to quarantine for 14 days. 
  • The new coronavirus outbreak that infected 256 people in Beijing since early June is “under control”, officials in the Chinese capital have said, but fears remain over the risk of community transmission.
  • To date, more than nine million people have been infected, and more than 470,000 have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. 
  • Top US medical expert Dr Anthony Fauci is warning that the country, already “hit badly” by the coronavirus, is facing a dangerous surge in new cases. Arizona, Texas and Nevada all reported a record number of daily cases.