CDC warns residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut against non-essential travel

Naomi Hassebroek waits in line to purchase bread while practicing social distancing, at the McCarren Park farmers market, during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday warned residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut against non-essential domestic travel for 14 days.

In a travel advisory posted on its website, the agency said the warning did not apply to employees of “critical infrastructure industries” including trucking, public health, financial services, and food supply professionals.

Reporting by Raphael Satter; Editing by Daniel Wallis