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States, Cities Jump In With Virus Decrees As U.S. Holds Off

  • States and localities take the lead even as feds harbor power
  • Quarantines, grounded flights possible but less drama foreseen
New Yorkers Exercise Coronavirus Precautions, As Sixth Case Reported In State

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California demanded an on-board quarantine for 3,400 passengers and crew on a cruise ship. Ohio scrapped most of a fitness convention. And Austin, Texas, canceled the popular SXSW conference that typically draws 150,000 people.