US President Donald Trump has stated that he doesn't think a national lockdown will ever be necessary.
The US president also stated that the country is closing the southern border for all non-essential travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"As we did with Canada, we are also working with Mexico to implement new rules at our ports of entry to suspend non-essential travel. These new rules will not impede trade and commerce", Trump said.
The US president also stated he invoked the Defence Production Act on Thursday night to get the needed medical supplies to the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.
Trump's statement comes after New York Mayor Bill De Blasio urged the US president to order a full military mobilisation amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The number of deaths across New York state from COVID-19 complications has reached 35, according to Cuomo.
As of 20 March, the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States had reached 13,680, with 200 people having died of the disease, according to John Hopkins University.