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Coronavirus came to New York from Europe, not China: governor

Cuomo blasts Trump for not restricting travel from Continent sooner

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that travelers from Europe, not China, led to the spike of coronavirus cases in the U.S.   © Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday pointed to research showing that strains of the novel coronavirus entered his state from Europe, not China, and said that travel bans enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump were too late to halt its spread.

Cuomo cited research from Northeastern University estimating that more than 10,000 New Yorkers may have contracted the disease by the time the state had its first confirmed case on March 1. He said he believed Italy was the likely source.

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