Trump says he may quarantine New York, New Jersey

WION Web Team Washington Mar 28, 2020, 10.31 PM(IST)

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 Photograph:( AFP )

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As of Friday the coronavirus had infected more than 100,000 people in the United States. 

President Trump said Saturday he was considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Trump said he was mulling the quarantine, while at the same walking back urging to quickly reopen the economy. Trump said he was unsure about whether the United States will reopen for business by April 12th following shutdowns in major cities across the country. Asked whether he thought the United States would open by Easter Sunday, Trump said at the White House on Saturday, "We'll see, what happens," he said

As of Friday the coronavirus had infected more than 100,000 people in the United States, now the world leader in cases of COVID-19, the illness named after the new virus was first identified in China late last year.