By Servet Gunerigok

WASHINGTON

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday urged residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents should not travel for 14 days, effective immediately, said the agency, citing extensive community transmission of the virus in the area.

The warning does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services and food supply.

The recommendation came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump reversed his decision for a short-term quarantine in “hot spots”

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