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BREAKING: State of Emergency declared in New York as coronavirus spreads

PortandTerminal.com, March 7, 2020

The announcement comes as the number of coronavirus patients in New York rose to 76 today including a man who is apparently an Uber driver in Queens.

NEW YORK CITY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that New York has declared a state of emergency due the spreading coronavirus. The governor’s announcement came as concerns about the outbreak grew in New York City, which has 11 confirmed cases, up from five that were disclosed as of Friday. The epicenter in New York State continues to be just north of the city, in Westchester County, where there are 57 cases in total.

An emergency declaration will allow the state to buy supplies and hire workers more quickly and easily to help the health departments monitoring patients under self-quarantine, Cuomo said during a Saturday press conference at the state Capitol. 

As of today, the total number of global cases surpassed 100,000, including more than 3,400 fatalities and nearly 56,000 discharged patients.

Amtrak sees this crisis lasting at least two and half more months

Amtrak train stopped at a rail station platform
Amtrak announced that its Acela nonstop service will be temporarily suspended starting Tuesday, March 10 until Tuesday, May 26.

In related news, Amtrak announced that it is suspending nonstop Acela service between DC and New York as demand weakens amid coronavirus. The Acela nonstop service will be temporarily suspended starting Tuesday, March 10 until Tuesday, May 26.

That’s two and a half months folks. What do they know that we don’t?

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