Albany, New York (Nextar) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced some strict restrictions in the country on anyone traveling to his state.
To help slow the spread of the virus, Cuomo wants everyone who comes to New York to show evidence of a recent negative coronavirus test – and then test it again after a 3-day quarantine, according to NYUp.com.
Cuomo said that the travel restrictions will be enforced locally by health departments, according to a tweet from the reporter. Nick Raisman.
He added that the new rule does not apply to passengers who enter and leave every day for work.
“We continue to take strong measures to respond to the outbreak and stop its spread,” Cuomo wrote on Twitter.
This will replace the 14-day quarantine that was in effect for travelers from some states.
This news comes as the United States set a new record Friday, registering 98,859 cases of coronavirus infection in one day, according to statistics from the New York Times.
Over the past two weeks, more than 76,000 new cases of the virus were reported daily in the United States on average, up from about 54,000 in mid-October, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The country is now at its highest peak since the pandemic began with nearly two dozen states reporting their worst week for cases.
Of course, the situation was much worse in New York, which has seen more COVID-19 deaths than any other state. However, cases have increased by 45% in the last 14 days.
As of Saturday morning, there were 510,171 cases and 33,143 deaths in New York since the beginning of the epidemic, According to the Times.