Thursday, 27 February, 2020

Pentagon OKs military bases for coronavirus quarantine

US confirms its eighth case of coronavirus Pentagon to provide quarantine housing US confirms its eighth case of coronavirus Pentagon to provide quarantine housing
Anita Tucker | 03 February, 2020, 00:27

The case was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the statement said.

Santa Clara County officials offered more details on the case during a Friday afternoon press conference. Business Insider reported that the man had recently traveled from Wuhan and Shanghai, and arrived back in the U.S.at the San Jose International Airport one week ago.

The guy was never ever ill sufficient to be hospitalized as well as "self-isolated" by staying at home, she claimed.

"We are now reaching out to anyone he may have had contact with to assess whether they may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus", said Cody.

The man has had contact with "very few individuals" since his return.

County Health Department staff have been in regular contact with the patient and monitoring his symptoms and condition. Officials said further information about the individual would not be released for reasons of medical privacy.

The Pentagon is preparing military installations too, if necessary, quarantine up to 1,000 people returning to the United States from overseas to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, the Department of Defense announced Saturday.

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The summit broke up with most delegates agreeing there's a big problem but little consensus on what should happen next. Some commitments from the conference could come to light in coming days.

"We have been preparing for this possibility for weeks knowing that we were likely to eventually confirm a case", said Cody.

Earlier Friday, three of the largest USA airlines - United, Delta and American - have canceled flights between the United States and China because of coronavirus concerns.

"Under the request, DOD will only provide housing support, while HHS will be responsible for all care, transportation, and security of the evacuees".

On Friday, Jan. 31, the USA government declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency. US citizens who have traveled to China's Hubei province within the last 14 days will be quarantined for up to two weeks.

The U.S. has declared the virus a public health emergency, issuing do not travel alerts for Americans thinking of traveling to China and urging citizens already in China to "consider departing using commercial means", according to The Weather Channel.

Earlier today, the Trump Administration announced that they will temporarily bar foreigners from entering the US if they have been to China within the last 14 days.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization declared a global emergency because of the outbreak. The vast majority of the cases and all but one of the deaths have been in China.

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