Gov. Cuomo and New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio failed to secure New York City and as a result, almost half of all COVID-19 cases in the United States are in the “Big Apple.” Other states are starting to protect their citizens from fleeing New Yorkers. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening other states that are trying to protect their citizens from his failures.
Unlike most large metropolitan areas the Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t shut down the city until almost a week after President Trump declared a national emergency. New York is now the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak with 52,000 confirmed cases.
The state of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (D) announced a new policy last week to try and limit the spread of the Wuhan virus. Raimondo is having the National Guard go door-to-door to ask if anyone has recently arrived from New York, they informed them if so they must quarantine for 14 days. She has also instructed police to stop cars with New York license plates and notify them of the quarantine order as well.
“I want to be crystal clear about this: If you’re coming to Rhode Island from New York you are ordered into quarantine,” she said. “The reason for that is because more than half of the cases of coronavirus in America are in New York.”
Many of the liberal elites in New York own homes along the Rhode Island coast.
“I understand the goal … but there’s a point of absurdity, and I think what Rhode Island did is at that point of absurdity,” said Cuomo. “We have to keep the ideas and the policies we implement positive rather than reactionary and emotional.”
New Yorkers that fail to comply could face fines or even jail time however, Raimondo said it is not her intention to arrest people, she just wants them to quarantine to keep communities safe.
Cuomo is now threatening to sue Rhode Island over the policy if they don’t stop.