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Evacuees from China arrive at Camp Ashland for two-week quarantine

Posted at 11:49 AM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 15:47:12-05

ASHLAND, Neb. (KMTV) — Late Friday night, 57 people began a two-week quarantine at Camp Ashland amid coronavirus concerns.

See video of their arrival and chopper video from the Nebraska State Patrol above.

The Nebraska National Guard told KMTV that the evacuees quarantined at Camp Ashland are "healthy people." They were screened after they landed at Eppley Airfield and before they were taken to Camp Ashland.

A DHHS spokesperson said none of the passengers showed any symptoms of coronavirus during that screening.

Read more about the plan to house and handle the evacuees:

American evacuees from China arrive at Eppley Airfield

The group will be quarantined at Camp Ashland for at least 14 days

UNMC/Nebraska Med prepared to take in coronavirus patients

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