Coronavirus: Troops sent to New York 'containment zone'

New York's governor has announced that troops will be sent into a town north of the city in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The National Guard will deliver food to quarantined individuals in New Rochelle, where a one-mile (1.6km) "containment zone" will be enforced.
The area has seen "the largest cluster" of US cases, Andrew Cuomo said as he announced the measures on Tuesday.
There are more than 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US so far.
New York state has 173 active cases, the most in the US, and 108 of them are in Westchester County where New Rochelle is located.
China - where the virus was first detected - has seen a total of 80,754 confirmed cases and 3,136 deaths. But it recorded its lowest number of new infections, just 19, on Tuesday.
In other developments:
  • A UK health minister, Nadine Dorries, said she had tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating at home
  • Music festivals and other major events, including Coachella festival in California, were cancelled or postponed
  • Thousands of flights were cancelled worldwide as airlines struggled to cope with a slump in demand.

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