New York City "is definitely a hotspot, there's no question about it", President Donald Trump said.
President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force urged people who have left NY in recent days to self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of coronavirus, during a briefing Tuesday evening. "Everybody who was in NY should be self-quarantining for the next 14 days to ensure that the virus doesn't spread to others".
"To everybody who has left New York over the previous few days as a result of the velocity of the choice of instances you could have been uncovered ahead of you left New York", Birx mentioned.More news: Trump says 'a little upset with China' over coronavirus
Florida became the first state to require people coming from NY to self-quarantine for 14 days.
"We are starting to see new cases across Long Island that suggests [it comes from] people who left the city".
"This will be very critical that those individuals do self-quarantine in their homes over the next 14 days, to they make sure they don't pass the virus to others based on the time they left NY", she added. "So if they're already four days out, it's just ten more days".
"Take the guidelines that we've issued and avoid nonessential travel", Pence added.More news: Apple is now offering free ebooks and audiobooks in Apple Books
Birx called the statistics of infected people from the NY area "disturbing", citing one per 1,000 infected.
"You can look at a date, but you've got to be very flexible on a literally day by day and week by week basis", Fauci mentioned.
DeSantis said people could be "held accountable if they buck the law".
"It's a very serious situation", said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a member of the task force who is himself a New York City native.More news: Clippers buy The Forum in Inglewood from MSG for $400 million
New York's case count appears to be doubling every three days, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Birx said this is more than what South Korea did in eight weeks.