Coronavirus: Donald Trump 'considering quarantine on New York'

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

"We'd like to see [it] quarantined because it's a hotspot," he told reporters on Saturday. "I'm thinking about that right now."

New York state has the highest number of cases of Covid-19 in the US.

Mr Trump also said "New Jersey [and] certain parts of Connecticut" could be quarantined under the new measures.

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