The Governor of the state of new York Andrew Cuomo, citing a study by researchers from northeastern University, USA, said that the strains of the novel coronavirus entered the state from Europe, not China. It is reported Reuters.
According to Cuomo, the travel ban imposed by US President Donald trump was too late to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The researchers found that more than a thousand new Yorkers had been infected by March 1, when the state confirmed its first case of the disease. According to scientists, the virus came to the United States from Italy.
Cuomo recalled that trump his decree denied entry to USA from China 2 February, more than a month after the news about the outbreak COVID-19 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and the trip from Europe is limited only by next month. By the time the virus has spread widely in the United States.
According to Cuomo, two months 2.2 million people flew from Europe to the airports of new York and new Jersey, and many of them probably already was infected with the coronavirus.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
As of the morning of 25 April coronavirus infection worldwide were infected 2 790 986 people. It is reported by Johns Hopkins University that tracks the spread of the disease. The number of deaths from COVID-19 reached 195 920, recovered 781 382 people.
In the United States already infected 905 358 people, of which 51 949 died, 99 079 recovered. The new York state leads in the prevalence of the disease – only in new York become victims of the virus 16 646 people.