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

Rear Adm. Dr. Nancy Knight takes questions from reporters during a Jan. 29 news conference held at the Riverside University Health System – Medical Center Education Center. 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 Dr. Cameron Kaiser, public health officer of Riverside County, Thursday, Jan. 30, after the passenger attempted to leave March Air Reserve Base where passengers are being held under observation. The plane arrived at March Air Reserve Base Wednesday, Jan. 29, just after 8 a.m. Passengers were cordoned off from military personnel. The mandatory order required 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
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