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Trump considering quarantine for New York and parts of New Jersey, Connecticut

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE on Saturday said that he is considering putting in place an "enforceable quarantine" on travel for New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.

"Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hot spot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined. I’m thinking about that right now," Trump told reporters before leaving the White House for Joint Base Andrews.

"We might not have to do it but, there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine — short term — two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut," he added.

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The president was asked about the possibility again when he landed at Andrews before he boarded Air Force One, repeating that it would be for New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.

New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., with more than 52,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to numbers released Saturday. New Jersey has more than 8,000 cases, and Connecticut has more than 1,200. 

Trump suggested the quarantine would be travel based, meaning people inside the quarantine area couldn't travel to other places in the country. He also said he would talk to New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoPaul Rudd hands out cookies to long lines of early voters waiting in rain Two events in NY county turn into superspreaders that infect 56 people Justice Department expands inquiry into NY nursing home COVID-19 death count MORE (D) about the possible quarantine.

Cuomo said he had talked to the president Saturday morning but that they hadn't discussed a quarantine. Last Friday, Cuomo ordered New York residents to stay at home as much as possible, putting a pause on nonessential businesses.