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Cuomo Opposes Trump’s Proposal for Quarantine of NYC Area

  • Governor called large-scale lockdown ‘a scary concept’
  • NY cases, deaths continue to rise, still the most in nation
Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on March 27.

Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on March 27.

Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg
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Governor Andrew Cuomo said he opposed a quarantine of the New York metropolitan area, a proposal President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was considering to stop the spread of the virus from the most infected area of the U.S.

“A mandatory quarantine is a scary concept,” he told reporters in Albany, New York. He said he had spoken with President Trump on Saturday but that they didn’t discuss a quarantine.