After New Jersey’s largest hospital was shut down Monday, the state’s health officials are saying they’re “sick of this pandemic.”
In a statement, the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said it has closed the Saint Mary’s Hospital in Newark.
It closed its main hospital in Hoboken on Sunday and moved the remaining two in Monmouth County to a temporary facility, DHHS said.
A state health official told CNN that the shutdown “was necessary to reduce the risk of transmission of H1N1,” a new coronavirus strain that has infected at least 3,000 people in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
In the last week, officials have shut down a total of 15 hospitals in New York, and five in New England, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In New Jersey and Connecticut, the governor said Tuesday that more than 1,500 people have died from the new coronax strain of the coronaviruses H1Ns1 and H2N2.
On Tuesday, Gov.
Chris Christie said he was “outraged” that the state had shut down all of its hospitals, and he urged state officials to make sure there are no new coronaves coming in.
Christie said Tuesday he was in contact with Health and Hospitals Commissioner Dr. William Schaffner and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has said that hospitals are the “front line” of the fight against the new pandemic.
“I’m not out to hurt New Jersey families.
I’m out to protect New Jersey communities,” Christie said on “Fox & Friends.””
It’s just the kind of irresponsible decision by a governor to shut down the country’s largest and oldest hospital.
The governor can’t have the power to dictate to his own people what to do.
The governors of Connecticut, New Jersey have also issued a statement urging the federal government to take more action to combat the new virus.”
Christie, who is expected to run for president in 2020, said Tuesday.
The governors of Connecticut, New Jersey have also issued a statement urging the federal government to take more action to combat the new virus.
Dan Malloy and Gov.
Dannel Malloy both said Tuesday they will ask for additional federal aid to help with the outbreak.
Malloy said he wants the government to use its emergency powers to help combat the coronax outbreak.”
We are sick of this, and I have called for an immediate federal response to contain this pandemic,” Malloy told reporters in New Hampshire.
Malloy said it is critical that federal agencies “do their job, to get to the bottom of what is going on and take immediate action to stop the spread of the pandemic, which is not good for our state.”
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is also helping with the fight, and the state health department is “reviewing the impact of the federal aid package on the state of New Jersey,” according to a news release from the New York State Department of Public Health.