New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said on CNBC on Thursday that he hoped to avoid widespread economic blockages to deal with growing coronavirus cases in the state and nation.
“I think we’re less likely, and please God, we’re less likely to use the dumb tools we used in March and April when we closed the garage doors for everything, and much more likely to use a scalpel and go in a certain community, “Murphy told Squawk Box.
The governor acknowledged that new Covid-1
Murphy described the escalation of coronavirus cases in the state as “hot spots” and not everywhere. “But it’s quite common in the community,” he said, explaining that people mostly follow virus mitigation measures, such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing when in public. However, people put their guards in the homes and in the “brothers”, he stressed.
Murphy called on people who feel unwell to “get off the field” and quarantine themselves. He said government officials should continue to stay on the “megaphone” to encourage people to remain vigilant.
The governor also said that although coronavirus testing is challenging and lacks a national pandemic response strategy, it is not too late to obtain a federal mandate to wear masks and other measures that scientists recommend to protect against transmission.
There are concerns that the spikes in Covid-19 cases in Europe may be indicative of what the United States may see in the coming weeks, as colder weather leads Americans to indoor areas where the risks of transmitting the disease are higher. -large. Recently, there are about 100,000 new cases a day in Europe – about twice as many as in the United States
The British government on Thursday announced stricter restrictions on the coronavirus for London in an attempt to limit the rapid spread of the virus. The capital of the United Kingdom will move to a “high” level of warning, starting at midnight on Friday, compared to the current “medium” level of warning. European countries usually saw their peaks a few weeks ahead of the United States earlier this year.