A Fort Langley resident who holds a passport from the United States managed to board an American government charter flight for people quarantined aboard a cruise ship in Japan where COVID-19 continues to spread amongst passengers. It remained unclear Monday how many infected people initially arrived at each base. He can be heard in the footage praising those at the air force base for their kindness and hospitality.
The two agencies are in charge of the quarantine, and no "Travis Airmen" are expected to have physical contact with the evacuees, the statement said.
All passengers will undergo a 14 day quarantine and some are struggling with the thought of two more weeks of seclusion.
In a joint statement, officials with the State Department and the Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that USA officials "received notice" that the 14 passengers had tested positive for coronavirus while evacuees were on their way to the airport in Japan.
Now that they're in the USA, the cruise ship passengers must go through another 14 days of quarantine at the military facilities - meaning they will have been under quarantine for a total of almost four weeks.
Journalists work near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship sitting at the Yokohama Port Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, Yokohama, Japan.
His column followed the confirmation in France of the first death from the virus outside Asia.
Outside mainland China, there have been more than 500 cases in 24 countries.
Americans Cheryl and Paul Molesky, a couple from Syracuse, New York, opted to trade one coronavirus quarantine for another, leaving the cruise ship to fly back to the U.S. Cheryl Molesky said the rising number of patients on the ship factored into the decision.
Sarah Arana, a California passenger on the Diamond Princess, said in a public Facebook post that she was visited by American doctors in white hazmat suits before going to the plane that would take her to the United States.
"I can peer at my neighbors through the windows, but we can't go near each other", she wrote.
"Well, we're exhausted, but we're on the plane and that's a good feeling".
Maniscalco said that the arrangements on the base were more "doable" than being isolated in their cruise cabins, where they had been under mandatory quarantine since February 5. He said he and his wife scurried away.
"If there are secondary infections on board, this is why", Smith said. "And you wanted me to get on a bus with her?" They have marked off the area around us with police tape. As KPIX reports, one of the two chartered flights landed at Travis Sunday night at 11:20 p.m.