Coronavirus quarantine order lifted for 90 at San Antonio base not showing symptoms


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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) — The CDC has lifted orders for the first wave of coronavirus evacuees staying at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio after completing their 14-day quarantine.

They recently returned from Wuhan, China, in a State Department-charted flight.

Just one of those 90 people that flew to the San Antonio base was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is still being treated at a local hospital. The CDC has lifted the quarantine period for the others and they have been medically cleared.

A second group of 145 people is still in quarantine at the base. Their 14-day wait period started Monday.

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