San Antonio airbase to receive more Coronavirus evacuees, Department of Defense says

Joint Base San Antonio Lackland officials say they are ready to receive an evacuation flight from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, carrying quarantined passengers, according to Department of Defense officials.  

Another flight will head to Travis Air Force Base in California, as announced Sunday morning. The flights are currently docked in Tokyo. 

"One of the aircraft will land at Travis Air Force Base, California and the other will land at Kelly Field / Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas," the DOD said in an email. 

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Officials with Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense announced the passengers will be subject to a managed 14-day quarantine.

HHS says no evacuated personnel will be transferred to any DOD installation if they test positive for the novel coronavirus.

Anyone that tests positive or becomes symptomatic will be transferred to an off-base facility regulated by the CDC, according to officials.


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