Four Planeloads of Americans Leaving China as Global Coronavirus Cases Surge


    Getty/David McNewA new wave of airplane flights carrying hundreds of Americans stuck in China amid the worsening novel coronavirus outbreak were slated to head to the United States as the global tally saw its highest surge in a single 24-hour period, officials said Wednesday.In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced passengers from Wuhan, epicenter of the virus that has killed nearly 500 people in that country, will arrive at four locations. They include Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, California; the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California; the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas; and the Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska.“This could be the beginning of what could be a long response,” Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, told reporters.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here


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