Report: White House Urging Christie, Cuomo To End Mandatory Quarantines

AP

The Obama administration is pushing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to end the mandatory quarantines for health care workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

According to the Times, the White House has been in contact with the governors since they announced the new policy Friday evening.

A senior administration official told the Times that the governor’s decision to impose the quarantines was “uncoordinated, very hurried, an immediate reaction to the New York City case that doesn’t comport with science.”

Both Cuomo and Christie have stood by their decision, however.

“I think this is a policy that will become a national policy sooner rather than later,” Christie said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We have taken this action, and I have no second thoughts about it.”

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