U.S. coronavirus death toll rises; cruise held off Calif. coast after passengers show symptoms
The State University of New York and the City University of New York suspended study-abroad programs in China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea on Wednesday as fears mounted over the spread of coronavirus. Approximately 300 students, as well as staff, have been asked to return from those countries to be quarantined in New York in “dorm-like facilities on SUNY campuses,” New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
“The students will come back on a chartered plane which will land at Stewart Airport,” Cuomo said, and “they will then be quarantined for 14 days.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, we urge our students to accept this invitation to return now, to avoid later complications,” City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez said in a statement.
In Westchester County, about 1,000 people have self-quarantined, Cuomo said, after a 50-year-old Westchester man tested positive for the virus Tuesday. The man, an attorney who has an underlying respiratory illness, was hospitalized. He is the only …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]