Morgan Hines, USA TODAY Published 4:18 p.m. ET March 28, 2020 | Updated 6:37 p.m. ET March 28, 2020CLOSE President Trump confirms, while sending off USNS Comfort to New York City, that he is considering more quarantine restrictions on these states. USA TODAYThe city of New York is preparing for the arrival of USNS Comfort, the hospital ship scheduled to come into port Monday. New York is ready to welcome a “much needed” hospital ship, Chris Singleton, spokesperson for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, told USA TODAY on Saturday.On Saturday, while speaking as a part of a send-off for the Comfort in Norfolk, Virginia, President Donald Trump called it “a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity.”To ready the Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 90, which will become the ship’s temporary home, several city agencies have become involved.The biggest step? Dredging the slip, or deepening the area in which the ship can come in.”A number of city agencies, including New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Office of Emergency Management, have been dredging the berth at Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 90, where the USNS Comfort will dock, to ensure there is sufficient depth in the slip,” Singleton said.The dredging has been conducted in


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