New York: (AFP) New York´s governor warned Monday the coronavirus would spread in the global financial hub as President Donald Trump prepared to meet pharmaceutical executives on the response to the outbreak that has claimed two lives in America.
Andrew Cuomo said it was “inevitable” more people in the city would test positive for the deadly virus after its first confirmed case was detected in a health care worker who had visited Iran.:
“There is no doubt that there will be more cases. This is New York, we´re a gateway to the world,” Cuomo told reporters.
“People are going to test positive, not just one or two or three or five, there will be many who test positive,” he added.
Cuomo said the 39-year-old woman who tested positive at the weekend had mild symptoms and was recovering at home.
He added that the Manhattan resident had been “very aware of her situation” and had taken a private car to her home from the airport on Tuesday.
“She did textbook everything right. We don´t believe she was contagious on the airplane or in the car,” he said.
Cuomo added that she was isolated at home with her husband who is also expected to test positive for coronavirus.
The United States has now had two deaths and has recorded more than 80 confirmed cases.