BREAKING: White House says ANYONE who has recently been to New York should self quarantine for 14 days after Mayor Bill de Blasio called his city the epicenter of the outbreak with 1 in every 1,000 residents infected
- The vice president echoed Dr Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House task force, during their daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday
- Dr Birx said they ‘remain deeply concerned’ about NYC and the NY metro area
- Around 56% of all cases in the U.S. are coming out of the NY metro area
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People who have been to New York should self quarantine no matter where you are now, Mike Pence said Tuesday.
The vice president echoed Dr Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House task force, during their daily coronavirus briefing.
Dr Birx said: ‘We remain deeply concerned about New York City and the New York metro area.
‘About 56 percent of all cases in the United States are coming out of the NY metro area.
The vice president echoed Dr Deborah Birx, pictured, the response coordinator for the White House task force, during their daily coronavirus briefing on Tuesday
People who have been to New York should self quarantine no matter where you are now, Mike Pence said. Pence thanked American for following the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday afternoon that President Trump has sent 4,000 ventilators to New York after being slammed by Gov. Cuomo for only sending 400 this morning when the state needs at least 30,000 to fight the coronavirus.
De Blasio announced the new ventilators at a press conference, hours after Cuomo and Trump publicly traded insults over one another’s handling of the crisis.
Cuomo had complained on Tuesday about receiving only 400 ventilators from FEMA when he needs 30,000 and told the president: ‘What am I meant to do with 400? You want a pat on the back for that?’
Trump, in a town hall later in the afternoon, tried to shirk the blame for the shortage, saying Cuomo had the chance to buy 15,000 ventilators in 2015 but didn’t.
At around 4pm, De Blasio announced that 4,000 were now on the way.
‘A short time ago I got the very good news that 4,000 ventilators from the federal government are on their way to New York State in the next 48 hours and half of them will come to New York City.
‘That’s great news but that’s only the beginning of what we need. With the rate of increase of this disease, we need ventilators to be constantly supplied until we get to the point we’re absolutely sure we have an ample supply.
New York is now so desperate for the ventilators that doctors have begun experimenting by having two patients share one at the same time