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New York, Mar 26 (Canadian-Media): New York, the epicenter of the domestic outbreak in the United States (U.S.), accounts for more than 30,000 cases and close to 300 deaths, most of them in New York City, media reports said.
New York epicenter of Coronavirus. Image credit: Pixaby
The growing fear of hospitals in the U.S. being overwhelmed by the number of sick patients, as has happened in Italy and Spain, has resulted in Public health officials calling for more doctors and nurses.
The police in the city has been patrolling nearly empty streets to force social distancing.
With the efforts to stall the spread of deadly COVID19 pandemic, the U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington has made a call to Americans to dedicate themselves to social distancing for 15 days, including staying home from work and closing bars and restaurants.
"The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success," Trump tweeted Wednesday.
There had been complaints among the democrats that Trump was prioritizing the economy over the health and safety of Americans.
Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said the congressional aid package addressing the outbreak "goes a long way," but that "meticulous oversight" is required.
"We're going to need to make sure the money gets out quickly into peoples' pockets and to keep a close watch on how corporations are using the taxpayers funds that they receive, to make sure it goes to help workers, not rich CEOs or shareholders," Biden said.