Governor Quarantines New York Town Most Impacted By Coronavirus

first_imgMGN ImageALBANY- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a containment area will be set up in the city of New Rochelle as Westchester County works to stop the spread of coronavirus. Schools and facilities within will be closed for two weeks, and the National Guard will deploy to this area to help support the community.Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said the area is a circle with a radius of about one mile.Starting on Thursday, facilities and schools within the area will be closed for two weeks. The National Guard will help deliver food to homes and clean public spaces in the containment area, Cuomo said, describing the plan as a “dramatic action.” This will go on through March 25.“We’ll go in, we’ll clean the schools and assess the situation,” Cuomo said. “This will be a period of disruption for the community.”Cuomo described it as a “matter of life and death.”New York is also setting up a satellite testing facility, partnering with Northwell Health, in New Rochelle, which is in Westchester County.New Rochelle is “a particular problem,” Cuomo said, adding that “the numbers have been going up, the numbers continue to go up, the numbers are going up unabated.”Cuomo stressed the shutting facilities in the area is a “dramatic action” that applies to “large congregate facilities for gatherings,” including schools and temples, but not “everything.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trump lawyers ask for halt in suit from woman alleging rape

first_imgPesident Donald Trump’s lawyers urged a judge on Wednesday to stop a lawsuit from a woman seeking Trump’s DNA to help prove her claim that he raped her in the 1990s.A woman who claims Trump raped her is seeking his DNA Former advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is suing Trump for calling her a liar when she went public with her rape allegation last year. Caroll is claiming that Trump assaulted her in a luxury department store dressing in the mid -1990s.President Trump responded to the allegation saying Carroll is only trying to sell a memoir she published last year.Trump’s lawyers have asked a court to put her case on hold until New York’s highest court rules in a separate case against him. That ruling could take several months or longer.Judge Verna Saunders gave no indication Wednesday how or when she might rule on whether to pause Carroll’s case.last_img read more