Rhode Island police stopping cars with New York license plates in attempt to contain coronavirus

Bloomberg/Yahoo:
Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday. On Saturday, the National Guard will help them conduct house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and demand 14 days of self-quarantine.

“Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Governor Gina Raimondo said. “That risk is called New York City.”

New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., on Friday reporting a total of 44,000 cases.

Rhode Island has just over 200, and it has begun an aggressive campaign to keep the virus out and New Yorkers contained, over objections from civil liberties advocates.
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The CDC has issued a travel advisory for people from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut which is the current hot spot for the virus.  The death toll is over 2,000 from the virus and climbing.

Earlier states like Texas and Florida have issued quarantines for people from the New York area.

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