Coronavirus: New York warns of major shortages in 10 days

Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2020

Trump said he had approved a request to issue a major disaster declaration for the state of ny, which has seen the vast majority of America's coronavirus cases. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida- though did not mention Democratic Rep.

The crisis has hit the New York City police department, which has reported a spike in cases, with 50 officers testing positive - only one, however, has been admitted to hospital. "That's why I believe the federal government should take over that function of contracting and acquiring all of the medical supplies that we need".

"If we don't get some relief quickly, and I can count, John, I literally want to see hundreds of ventilators, I want to see first hundreds of thousands and millions of masks, if that doesn't come in starting this week, we will get to a point where people can't be saved who could have been saved".

Vice President Mike Pence said 254,000 Americans had been tested for the coronavirus and 10% were positive.

The National Guard has been activated in the three states with the biggest coronavirus outbreaks, President Trump said Sunday, promising that more help will follow.

"Your governor in NY is doing the same thing, so maybe you ought to go talk to him", Hogan said.

"There is a density level in New York City that is wholly inappropriate", Cuomo said, adding, "You would think it was just a bright, sunny, Saturday".

Cuomo called on the federal government to order companies to manufacture masks, ventilators, and other medical supplies under the Defense Production Act.

Supply shortages could contribute to the coronavirus spreading among health care professionals, Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician with Lifespan, a Rhode Island health system affiliated with Brown University, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"For masks we were paying 85 cents".

California Gov. Newsom urged younger residents to avoid visiting beaches as Californians adjusted to their new normal. "Don't be selfish", he said. There is no such thing as social distancing while playing basketball. Sites will be reviewed Saturday, he said.

Cuomo pointed to modeling from China, which shows that the United States is lagging behind being able to curb the rate at which the virus is spreading in hotspots like New York City.

According to a Johns Hopkins University tracker, New York City has over 10,700 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, while South Korea has at least 8,961.

"We're about ten days away from seeing widespread shortages", Bill de Blasio said on Sunday.

"This is just a mistake", he added.

"This is arrogant, self destructive, disrespectful to other people and it has to stop, and it has to stop now".

"Right now, even though April 20 is our goal to reopen, I can't see it", de Blasio said on PIX11 Morning News Monday. Ohio's order will go into effect at midnight EDT on Monday and stay in effect until April 6. "We'll cut you a check on the spot".