SAN ANTONIO – As Americans who have been potentially exposed to the 2019 novel coronavirus land in San Antonio on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a news conference with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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This week, planes carrying U.S. citizens in Wuhan China are set to arrive at bases in three states: California, Texas and Nebraska. The passengers will remain at the bases after a federal quarantine order was issued.
“This legal order is intended to protect the repatriated citizens, their families and the community,” officials said in a news release.
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Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is the only Texas quarantine location.