San Francisco airport starts coronavirus screenings as new U.S. case confirmed

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Passengers arriving at San Francisco International Airport from Wuhan, China, are being screened for a new strain of the coronavirus, airport officials announced as the first U.S. cases in Seattle and Friday in Chicago increased concern of the spread of the potentially deadly virus.


The measures are meant to prevent the spread of the new virus in Northern California, including Sacramento.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are screening passengers traveling nonstop from Wuhan to San Francisco along with connecting passengers who began their travel in Wuhan. San Francisco International is one of only two U.S. airports with nonstop flights from Wuhan. New York’s Kennedy International Airport is the other.

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Posted: 25 Jan 2020 17:51:33

  
  

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