Health & Fitness

The New Jersey governor is hoping to make use of a "scalpel" to take care of coronavirus hotspots relatively than one other large shutdown


New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy said on CNBC Thursday that he hopes to avoid sweeping economic deadlocks in order to cope with rising coronavirus cases across the state and nation.

"I think we are less likely, and please God, that is the case, we are using less blunt instruments that we used in March and April when we closed the garage doors on everything, and much more likely a scalpel and go You into a specific community, "Murphy said" Squawk Box ".

The governor admitted that the number of new Covid-19 cases in New Jersey has risen between 700 and under 1,000 a day recently. "We have come a long way, but our numbers have increased, no question about it, in the last few weeks," he said. "For example, higher education has been challenging," he added, adding that he is devoting more resources to tracking and checking contacts at state colleges and universities.

Murphy described the escalation of coronavirus cases in the state as "hot spots" and not everywhere. "But there are quite a lot of community spreads," he said, explaining that most of the time, people follow virus-reduction measures, like wearing masks and practicing social distancing when out in public. However, people fail their guards at home and in "fraternity houses," he said.

Murphy urged people who felt sick to move away from the field and quarantine themselves. He said government officials must continue to answer the "megaphone" to encourage people to remain vigilant.

The governor also said that while coronavirus testing was challenging and there was a lack of a national strategy to respond to the pandemic, it was not too late to get a federal mandate to wear masks and other measures that scientists wanted to protect recommend before transfer.

There is concern that spikes in Covid-19 cases in Europe could hint at what the US might see in the coming weeks, as colder weather brings Americans indoors, where the risk of spreading the disease is greater. Recently, around 100,000 cases per day were reported in Europe – about twice as many as in the US.

The UK government announced stricter coronavirus restrictions on London on Thursday to curb the rapid spread of the virus. The UK capital will rise to a "high" alert level from midnight Friday, which is different from the current "medium" alert level. The European nations typically saw their peaks a few weeks before the US earlier this year.


Katherine Clark