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Hospital Ship 'Comfort' to be Docked in New York Harbour for Coronavirus Fight

A photo provided by Elizabeth R. Fischer/National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases’ Rocky Mountain Laboratories, a coronavirus sample collected from one of the first cases in the United States. (The New York Times)

A photo provided by Elizabeth R. Fischer/National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases’ Rocky Mountain Laboratories, a coronavirus sample collected from one of the first cases in the United States. (The New York Times)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said US President Donald Trump was 'making arrangements' to send the USNS Comfort to America's financial capital.

New York is to get a 1,000-room hospital ship that will dock in the city's harbor to fight coronavirus, state Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.

Cuomo said US President Donald Trump was "making arrangements" to send the USNS Comfort to America's financial capital.

"The President is going to dispatch the Comfort to us, it will be in New York City harbour," Cuomo told reporters.

first published:March 18, 2020, 21:42 IST