UPDATE: Coronavirus Quarantine Plane Arriving At 6 P.M.


OMAHA, Nebraska -

Update: Officials say the plane bringing Americans to Nebraska for quarantine as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in China is now expected to land at Eppley Airfield at 6 p.m. Friday.

As of 4 p.m., the plane was still on the ground in Texas.

Nebraska Medicine reports that federal marshals have established a no-fly zone over Camp Ashland. Drone flights in that area will not be allowed.

WOWT 6 News reports the flight heading to Omaha carrying 70 Americans that will be quarantined for the coronavirus is expected to land around 3 p.m. this afternoon at Eppley Airfield.

UNMC's Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Mark Rupp tells KFAB's Morning News each person will be checked for signs of the virus once they get off the plane. Dr. Rupp says, "They are ready to take anybody who exhibits any signs or symptoms of coronavirus where they will be put in a safe environment where they will be cared for." Those with higher levels of shedding the virus will be put into a higher level of quarantine.

Those without symptoms will be bussed to Camp Ashland where they will be monitored for 14 days.

All of those arriving in Omaha have tested negative for the virus.

One plane carrying 250 passengers arrived earlier Friday in San Antonio, Texas.

The State Department chartered both the planes from China to the U.S...


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