Coronavirus in the USA: New York strengthens quarantine measures imposed on visitors
Steh Deschamps / July 25, 2020
In response to the growing pandemic in the United States, the governor of New York extended the list of states whose visitors are subject to quarantine on Tuesday. They will have to provide their contact details when arriving at New York airports.
The list of American states whose visitors are now forced to isolate themselves for 14 days now concerns 22 states, or four more, the governor said in a tweet.
As a sign of the outbreak in many regions in recent weeks, the number of states affected by this measure - based on the number of cases detected there - has almost tripled since June 24, representing half of the population American.
The list includes California, Texas and Florida, the three most populous states in the country where contamination has exploded.
Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin were added on Tuesday.
While there has been no formal quarantine check so far, officers will also ensure, starting this Tuesday, that travelers disembarking at New York airports fill out a form for security services. health, with their contact details, said the governor.
If the epidemic has declined dramatically in New York City, where a cautious deconfinement began in early June, it is progressing in many states of the country, with nearly 60,000 new cases in 24 hours announced Monday and 3.36 million total cases.