350 Americans evacuated from Wuhan quarantined after landing in U.S.
A charter plane lands at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, on Jan. 29 with passengers evacuated from Wuhan, China. Photo: Matt Hartman/AFP via Getty Images
Two State Department-charted flights carrying some 350 Americans evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus in China, landed in California on Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials confirmed.
- All evacuees were screened and will spend 14 days in a CDC-managed quarantine, the Pentagon said.
The big picture: More than 500 Americans have been evacuated from Wuhan since Jan. 29, a State Department official said.
- Two more charted flights scheduled for this week are expected to be the last from the evacuation operation.
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