<h4>New York City will set up checkpoints at bridges and tunnels to enforce a quarantine on travelers from 35 states on a list of coronavirus hot spots.<\/h4>\r\nNew York Mayor <a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Bill_de_Blasio" target="_blank">Bill de Blasio<\/a> said Wednesday in a news briefing that the city will erect the checkpoints at key entry points to ensure that travelers from 35 other U.S. states will comply with New York\u2019s 14-day quarantine mandate.\r\n\r\nDe Blasio added that travelers coming in from those states will be given information about the quarantine and will be reminded that it is required, not optional. Fines for not observing the quarantine order could be as high as $10,000.\r\n\r\nThe measure underscores the determination in what was once the pandemic\u2019s epicenter to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Cases are down 5% nationally but soared last week in Oklahoma, Montana, Missouri, and 17 other states.\r\n\r\nDr. Ted Long, who oversees the city\u2019s contact tracing program, revealed that a fifth of all new cases in New York City are from out-of-state travelers.\r\n\r\n"Teams will be deployed at Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday to ensure travelers stop to complete a travel form,\u201d Long added.\r\n\r\nNew York City reported more than 800 deaths in a single day at one point during the pandemic.\r\n\r\n[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1320"]<img src="https:\/\/s.marketwatch.com\/public\/resources\/images\/MW-IL887_city_c_ZG_20200805175431.jpg" alt="New York City to set up coronavirus checkpoints" \/> New York City to set up coronavirus checkpoints[\/caption]\r\n\r\nIt is worth mentioning that the novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China. It has infected more than one million people and continues to spread across the world. Over 18 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. Nearly 700,000 people have lost their lives.\r\n\r\nCases of the disease are continuing to surge in many countries, while others that had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks are now seeing infections rise again.\r\n\r\nThe World Health Organization\u2019s (WHO) special envoy David Nabarro told BBC that the virus is capable of \u201csurging back really quickly\u201d and is \u201creturning all the time\u201d.\r\n\r\nThe virus is a new member of the Coronaviruses group, which was never identified in humans. The viruses\u2019 family also includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.\r\n\r\nCoronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Humans and animals such as mammals and birds can be affected by the disease.\r\n\r\nThe name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning \u201ccrown\u201d or \u201chalo\u201d.\r\n\r\nOn February 11, WHO announced the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19, taken from the words \u201ccorona\u201d, \u201cvirus\u201d, and \u201cdisease\u201d.\r\n\r\n<img class="aligncenter wp-image-113060 size-full" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/03\/coronavirus-portugal.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nIn December 2019, an outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.\r\n\r\nOn March 11, the WHO declared coronavirus a <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/who-declares-novel-coronavirus-global-pandemic\/" target="_blank">global pandemic<\/a> as the novel virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.\r\n\r\nTransmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person\u2019s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.\r\n\r\nCoronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.\r\n\r\nIt is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.\r\n\r\nThe virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.\r\n\r\nPeople across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.