New York imposes coronavirus containment area

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that the state is establishing a coronavirus “containment area” in New Rochelle, just north of New York City.

The small city in Westchester County has become the epicenter of coronavirus cases in the state, with what “is probably the largest cluster of these cases in the United States,” Cuomo said.

The state government’s plan for fighting the spread of the sometimes deadly flu-like virus is to deploy the National Guard in the containment area to clean schools and deliver food to people who are under quarantine.

The containment zone has a one-mile radius surrounding a synagogue believed to be a point of connection for many of the local cases.

The containment plan calls for closing gathering places such as schools and houses of worship for two weeks. Stores will remain open and travel won’t be restricted.

USA Today has more on this

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