President Donald Trump said on Saturday that a quarantine of the New York area to curb the spread of the coronavirus would no longer be necessary.
He said he had asked federal health officials to issue a “strong travel advisory” instead.
The advisory would be administered by the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in consultation with the federal government, Trump said on Twitter.
“A quarantine will not be necessary. Full details will be released by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) tonight,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump initially said he might prohibit travel in and out of the New York state to limit the spread of the coronavirus from its U.S. epicentre.