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President Trump raises idea of quarantines affecting New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Trump told reporters at the White House that it would be for a 'short period of time, if we do it at all.'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he has spoken with some governors and is considering some type of an enforceable quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. 

He tells reporters at the White House that it would be for a “short period of time, if we do it at all.”  

The president says he's spoken with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and New York's Andrew Cuomo. 

New York is the country's epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. But Cuomo says at a briefing in New York that he didn't talk about any quarantine during a conversation Saturday with Trump.

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