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New York City implements virus checkpoints

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/24/20, 05:22 pm

The city sheriff will set up in random locations and stop cars to make sure people are following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency travel order and quarantining when entering from certain states. The New York City sheriff’s office will announce the locations for a given day on its official Twitter page. The city describes the stops as “an educational tool,” but violation of the travel order can carry fines.

Is New York’s outbreak that bad? COVID-19 infections in the state are rising, but still haven’t reached April’s levels. The United States is averaging 172,000 new cases a day and 1,529 deaths. As of Tuesday, nearly 86,000 people were in the hospital with the virus, a record high.

Dig deeper: Read Katie Gaultney’s report about how healthcare workers are coping with the surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 11/25/2020 01:37 am

    This can only be done at the expense of actual crimes being investigated. 

  • Rolandhunter
    Posted: Sat, 11/28/2020 12:06 pm

    "I would move to Montana... raised rabbits... and marry a round American woman... perhaps own a recreational vehicle and travel state to state.  They let you do that?"

    "State to state? Yes."

    " No papers?"

    "No papers."

    It appears we're back in the USSR.