President Donald Trump's Quarantine on states suggests possible military enforcement
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering an "enforceable quarantine". Such a sought quarantine could be a step toward U.S. military enforcement through American National Guards and a potential step toward martial law according to previous representations which have been made by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura who had uncovered an alleged FEMA plot about ten years ago.
"Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hot spot — New York, New Jersey, maybe one or two other places, certain parts of Connecticut quarantined. I’m thinking about that right now," Trump told reporters before leaving the White House for Joint Base Andrews.
"We might not have to do it but, there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine — short term — two weeks for New York, probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut," he added.
New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., with more than 52,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to numbers released Saturday. New Jersey has more than 8,000 cases, and Connecticut has more than 1,200.
Trump suggested the quarantine would be travel based, meaning people inside the quarantine area couldn't travel to other places in the country.
"Under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S. Code § 264), the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to take measures to prevent the entry and spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the United States and between states," CDC elaborates on its site.
In the U.S., The authority for carrying such functions has been delegated to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"Under 42 Code of Federal Regulations parts 70 and 71, CDC is authorized to detain, medically examine, and release persons arriving into the United States and travelling between states who are suspected of carrying these communicable diseases," the CDC elaborates.