Schools to close for two weeks in “containment area” near NYC
New York officials are stepping up their efforts to combat the spread of. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that officials are implementing a “containment area” centered in New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City.
Within the containment area, a 1-mile radius, large gathering places will be closed for two weeks, officials said. That includes schools and places of worship.
“We are also going to use the National Guard in the containment area to deliver food to homes, to help with the cleaning of public spaces,” Cuomo said.
He said a temporary coronavirus testing facility will be set up within the zone.
There are now 173 coronavirus cases in New York state — 108 of them in Westchester County, which is home to New Rochelle. In total across the U.S. there were 791 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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[Source: CBS News]