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New Yorkers irked to feel unwelcome in states fearing coronavirus spread

Added 03-28-20 04:10:02am EST - “Many New Yorkers say they are miffed at being treated as the poster children of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, unwelcome in some states even if they are symptom-free.” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “New Yorkers irked to feel unwelcome in states fearing coronavirus spread”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - Many New Yorkers say they are miffed at being treated as the poster children of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, unwelcome in some states even if they are symptom-free.

This week, Rhode Island, Florida and West Virginia appeared to roll up the welcome mats to residents of the Empire State.

Rhode Island went as far as to post state troopers at its border to stop cars with New York license plates, requiring occupants to go into quarantine if they intend to stay.

“How is this fair?” said Michelle Chu, 44, a graphics producer who lives Manhattan. “I mean, this thing is already everywhere.”

There are more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus spread throughout the 50 U.S. states, but New York is among the hardest hit, with 44,000.

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