National Guard troops sent to coronavirus ‘containment area’ in NYC suburb

New York state officials are sending National Guard troopsto a special “containment area” centered in a suburban community that has a large cluster of confirmed coronaviruscases.In response to the rapidly intensifying outbreak, the troops will be dispatched to New Rochelle, where schools are closing for two weeks because of the virus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.The Westchester County city, about 20 miles north of Manhattan, has a population of about 77,000 people.Cuomo said the state is sending National Guard troops to New Rochelle to help clean surfaces and distribute food in the outbreak area. I...


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