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Trump Stops Short of Quarantine Threat Against NY, NJ and CT

  • CDC urges tri-state residents against non-essential travel
  • President says he took recommendation from task force
A NYPD car drives by Times Square in New York on March 28.

A NYPD car drives by Times Square in New York on March 28.

Photographer: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

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President Donald Trump backed away from imposing a quarantine for New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut to stop the spread of Covid-19, after floating the idea on isolating those hard-hit areas earlier in the day.