One placed under mandatory quarantine at March ARB after returning from China

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Rear Admiral Dr. Nancy Knight takes questions from reporters during a Jan. 29 news conference held at the Riverside University Health System - Medical Center Education Center Wednesday, Jan. 29. Valley News/Courtesy photo
One of the passengers aboard a plane chartered by the U.S. State Department evacuating government employees from the Wuhan province of China due to the coronavirus outbreak was placed under a mandatory quarantine by Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Thursday, Jan. 30 after the passenger attempted to leave March Air Reserve Base where passengers are being held under observation. The plane, which carried approximately 200 passengers, arrived at March Air Reserve Base Wednesday, Jan. 29, just after 8 a.m. The mandatory order requires the passenger to stay at March ARB for the entire incubation period or until otherwise cleared. The action was taken as a result of the unknown risk to the public should someone leave March ARB early without undergoing a full health
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