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Six states including California, Hawaii and Ohio are removed from tri-state quarantine list [Video]

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Six states have been removed from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's mandatory quarantine list after a week of improvements in coronavirus infection rates.     

Under a Tuesday update to the travel advisory, visitors from California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio will no longer be required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering the tri-state area.  

Thirty states remain on the quarantine list imposed by Govs Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy and Ned Lamont back in June for areas where the positive COVID-19 test rate is higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average.   

Puerto Rico was added to the list on Tuesday after its rate rose above the acceptable level. 

Governors in the tri-state area – once the epicenter of the US coronavirus crisis – have been working hard to keep cases down as other states continue to struggle with flattening the curve.  

The quarantine policy was implemented to …

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