U.S. Officials Say Anyone Leaving New York Area Should Self-Isolate for 14 Days – so should Londoners.

New York is the epicenter of infection in the USA, London is the epicenter in the UK. London, as the rest of the country, is not in lock-down but the more relaxed “stay at home” order. Owl believes that this is interpreted by many in London as meaning they can travel across the country to second homes. Easter is coming up, infection rates have yet to slow, moving out of London may seen as an attractive option.  

Owl believes that in the absence of an enforced travel ban, Londoners, as New Yorkers, should self isolate for 14 days if they insist on moving out of the capital.  

Jennifer Calfas, Wenxin Fan and Rebecca Ballhaus www.wsj.com

Trump administration officials on Tuesday urged anyone leaving the New York metro area to self-isolate for 14 days to avoid spreading the virus to other parts of the country, as novel coronavirus cases in the region continued to sharply rise.

“We have to deal with the New York City metropolitan area as a high-risk area, and for that reason we’re taking these steps and asking for the cooperation of the American people,” Vice President Mike Pence said during an afternoon briefing.

 

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