A man from New York City's suburbs was hospitalized in serious condition with COVID-19 on Tuesday, a case that prompted school closings and quarantines for congregants of a now-shuttered synagogue. "That's what we've seen in other places and that's where the situation is most problematic".
As the US braces for more cases. transit workers in NY - a city of over eight and a half million people - were seen wiping down hand railings and subway machines. and store shelves that once stocked hand sanitizer and face masks are now mostly empty.
Local health officials say the threat in the Capital Region remains very low.
The virus is thought to spread mostly through close contact and is more unsafe for people who have underlying health conditions, the CDC says.
- Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday that jailed British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is in good health, after her husband said on Saturday he believed she had contracted the coronavirus in prison.
China sent experts to Iran on Saturday while Germany, France and Britain pledged emergency medical supplies including testing equipment, body suits and gloves.
Cuomo said about 300 students from New York's college systems, SUNY and CUNY, were being recalled from five countries - China, Italy, Japan, Iran and South Korea - and would be flown on a chartered plane and then be quarantined for 14 days. We are diligently managing this situation and will continue to provide information as it becomes available. The man had recently returned to NY from a trip to Miami before he was diagnosed.
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China's economy has ground to a halt with large swathes of the country under quarantine or subject to strict travel restrictions. "The important thing, as both the Mayor and the Governor have said, we want New Yorkers to lean even more into frequent hand washing and covering their mouths and their noses". When you look at the reality here, about 80 percent of the people who are infected with the coronavirus self-resolve.
Worldwide, more than 92,000 people have been sickened and over 3,100 have died, the vast majority of them in China.
They include the city's first case of community spread - meaning the source of infection is unknown.
- Germany's confirmed cases rose to 188 on Tuesday from 157 on Monday afternoon, the Robert Koch Institute said.
The man, described as a Westchester County attorney in his 50s, did not recently travel overseas. Our health authorities have been in a state of high alert for weeks, and are fully prepared to respond. The initiative is also created to ensure that New Yorkers receiving Medicaid coverage have their costs covered.
"We have unfortunately received news this morning that our student has tested positive for COVID-19. As we confront this emerging outbreak, we need to separate facts from fear, and guard against stigma and panic".
'There is no reason for undue anxiety, the general risk remains low in NY.