NEW YORK CITY — The city is bracing for a wave of new Diy-induced health crises that could sweep across the United States.
In New York City, there have been reports of Diy poisoning and even a deadly case of an infant Diy sufferer dying in hospital.
The New York Times reported on Friday that New York is planning to quarantine residents of Queens and Staten Island, the Bronx and Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx boroughs, as well as parts of Brooklyn and Queens, and the Lower East Side, for up to 48 hours from the start of this week.
According to the Times, the quarantine will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday.
“I’m not sure what’s going to happen here,” said Jennifer Strayer, who has lived in Brooklyn for 13 years and lives in a three-bedroom apartment with her husband and four children.
There is a fear, she said, of a mass quarantine, a quarantine that could turn a small community of people into a place of terror.
It could happen anywhere, and it will happen anywhere,” Strayers told the Times.
New York City has more than 400,000 Diy cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is considered the third leading cause of hospitalizations in the U.S. after heart attacks and strokes.
Diy is a chemical-laden, oil-based compound found in many types of cosmetics and household cleaners.
If ingested, it causes headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and severe muscle and joint pain.
Some people have reported being poisoned, but New York State has not issued an official public health alert.
An additional outbreak in New York, which has had a long history of Diys, could result in even more severe and deadly consequences.
Last year, Diy was the leading cause in the deaths of babies and infants, according the CDC.
Authorities have identified at least five deaths related to Diy: a New York woman, two New York residents and a New Jersey woman.
State officials have been under pressure to quarantine people from the Bronx, which is home to the city’s health department, because it has been one of the worst hit areas.
And many residents of the city are in fear, as a recent CDC study found that the majority of residents living in the boroughs were afraid to leave their homes.
At the same time, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is running for re-election in 2020, has vowed to tackle the Diy pandemic and to combat the “unprecedented level of violence, discrimination and fear” in the city.
De Blasio said that New Yorkers are “under siege” and that he will use his office to protect them.”
New Yorkers deserve better,” he said.
While the state’s quarantine is temporary, many residents fear a nationwide quarantine that would bring with it a drastic reduction in food, medicine and housing options for the city as it attempts to contain the spread of Diyd.
A spokesperson for the New York Health Department said the state will begin implementing a statewide quarantine starting Monday.