After the first plane filled with evacuees recently dropped off some 200 people at the March Air Reserve Base near Corona, California, several others have since landed in other parts of California, as well as San Antonio, Texas, and Omaha, Nebraska.
Reports indicate that two separate planes landed on Wednesday, February 5, at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California, with one continuing on to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. On Thursday, February 6, another planed landed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, while a third touched down at Eppley Airfield in Omaha.
While the exact number of passengers on each of these planes remains unknown, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters in a telebriefing that the two planes in California, at least, had a total of 350 people onboard.
CDC personnel reportedly met each of these planes after they landed to assess the health of each passenger, putting them through temperature checks and making observations about any respiratory symptoms. All of the passengers will now be quarantined for 14 days, which is said to be the "outer edge" of the incubation period for novel coronavirus.
Any of these quarantined people who show signs or symptoms of coronavirus will be immediately sent to a local hospital for further tests and evaluation, according to reports.
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At March ARB, the location of the first drop-off, the first person to show symptoms of the virus was a child who was sent to a nearby hospital with a fever.
"There are many reasons why children have a fever," Dr. Messonnier tried to reassure the public in a statement, adding that authorities are still awaiting test result for confirmation.
Those currently being quarantined at March ARB will be free to leave the facility on February 11, so long as they and any family members with them who were also quarantined all check out as free and clear of the disease and in good health.
"As long as they are healthy and their family is healthy, our plan is to release them and help them get to their final destination," Dr. Messonnier added. "Right now, our plan is to leave them alone and let them get on with their lives."
While officials say they're not worried about an actual pandemic here in the States, they're still preparing as if there is one, they insist. The CDC, according to Dr. Messonnier, is busy sending out coronavirus testing kits all across the country to keep tabs on any new developments.
"This is the beginning of what could be a long response," she stated, adding that if evidence emerges of the disease's spread within American communities that broader measures will have to be put in place to handle it.
Could this mean full-on martial law like what's currently happening in communist China. While we certainly hope not, time will tell as it always does.
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