US coronavirus live: Trump floats three-state quarantine as New York deaths rise to 728 – the guardian,

US coronavirus live: Trump floats three-state quarantine as New York deaths rise to 728 – the guardian,

The Associated Press reports that New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration is asking for donations of protective equipment:

The donations can be dropped off at Salvation Army drop boxes next to New Orleans Fire Department stations. Items being accepted include masks, gloves, disposable medical gowns, goggles and face shields.

“Like many places around the world, orders of PPE equipment made back in November have yet to be filled and our supply is running low. Any additional equipment the public can donate at this time will help keep our first responders safe and out on the streets, ”

New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Collin Arnold said.

The Bayou State has emerged as one of the biggest hotspots of the pandemic with deaths from Covid – surgical by more than

% in a single day earlier this week.

There were more than 3, confirmed cases as of Saturday morning’s latest update with 598 new cases since Friday. The number of reported deaths is up to 232, up from 232 yesterday.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says anyone showing symptoms of Covid – 29 will not be allowed to board domestic flights or intercity trains. The directive will go into effect on Monday at noon.

“It will be important for operators of airlines and trains to ensure that people who are exhibiting symptoms do not board those trains,” Trudeau said during his daily address . “It will be a Transport Canada rule that will be enforced, but at the same time, we’re telling people stay home if it’s not absolutely essential for you to travel.”

The Public Health Agency of Canada will provide guidance to air operators and rail companies on conducting health checks on passengers boarding flights and trains within Canada or departing the country.

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Ohio governor Mike DeWine says Battelle labs has developed technology that would sterilize PPE masks and makes a public appeal for the FDA to give approval for its implementation, adding that it would help in current hotspots like Seattle and New York . The governor says the process could sterilize , (masks per machine daily.

“Please, please approve these. This would boost our capacity to be able to re-use these, ”DeWine says at his ongoing news conference at the state house in Columbus. “Please do this. It really is truly a matter of life and death. ”

He follows with a second plea to Quest and LabCorps to ramp up their testing capacity, saying the state’s confirmed total coronavirus cases climbed to 1, , including hospitalizations and deaths , with the apex expected in mid-May.

Updated at 6. PM GMT

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Trump is now speaking in front of the USNS Comfort hospital ship, which sets sail Saturday for coronavirus-stricken New York City. The USNS Comfort is due to arrive in Manhattan on Monday.

Trump’s travel to Norfolk, Virginia to bid the USNS Comfort bon voyage stands at odds with public health officials’s against non-essential travel due to coronavirus.

“This great ship behind me is a , – ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York, a place I know very well, a place I love, ”Trump says. “We are with you all the way, and always will be.”

“You have the unwavering support of the entire nation, the entire government, and the entire American people,” Trump says.

Trump’s message of unity toward New York came in the wake of comments that he was weighing the imposition of a quarantine on this state, as well as New Jersey and parts of Connecticut.

New York governor

“We will stop at nothing to protect the health of New Yorkers, and the health of people in our country,” Trump also says in front of the USNS Comfort, insisting that people from the New York metro area self-quarantine if they travel elsewhere.

“I am now considering, and will make a decision very quickly, very shortly, a quarantine because it’s such a hot area of ​​New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, we’ll be announcing that one way or another fairly soon, ”he also said. “This does not apply to people such as truckers from outside the New York area … it won’t affect trade in any way.”

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Houston mayor Sylvester Turner says there are 328 positive Covid – (cases) up from 87 yesterday) in Texas’s biggest metropolis during a briefing at ISD’s Butler Stadium, the city’s first non-private testing site. “The numbers will rise as we continue testing,” he says.

The mayor says the second coronavirus death has been recorded today and three more Houston police officers have tested positive, bringing the total count to seven.

“It is our intent collectively to blunt the progression of this virus,” Turner says. “To slow down the growth, the spread, so that our healthcare delivery system is not overwhelmed. We see what’s happening in and in Louisiana and in other places. We’re trying to get ahead of that, to slow the progression, and so we need everyone to really take this situation seriously. ”

He adds: “People may just look at the numbers and say the numbers in New York are , and the state of New York are , , but in the city of Houston the numbers are just . And there are 2.3 million people just in the city alone and over five million people in our surrounding region, so that’s not a big deal. Well let me just say, the testing has been limited. We know that there are more cases. And the way I look at it is, I take 316 and I multiply it times 22. Because we just dont know. Don’t get bogged down on the numbers. The more testing we do, the numbers are going to rise. ”

City of Houston (@ HoustonTX) . @houmayor Turner provides (# COVID) update at Butler Stadium testing site https: // March ,

Updated at 6. (GMT GMT)

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Moments ago, he made it Twitter official.

Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing “hot spots”, , New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly. (March) , 90228

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Some of the toplines from (New York) Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefing, which ended moments ago:

Cuomo said the price of a ventilator has increased from $ , when the state began purchasing to about $ , 13 today due to the spike in demand New York pharmacies have been asked to deliver medications free of charge

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