New York City will not be quarantined, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, as cities and states ramp up efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. “That cannot happen. It cannot happen legally,” Cuomo said at a news briefing. COVID-19 has infected about 1,700 people across the state, Cuomo said, and 12 people in New York have died of the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.