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Numerous coronavirus evacuees released from quarantine at MCAS Miramar

Posted at 5:36 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 14:30:09-05

11:07 a.m.: Buses with evacuees arrives at Lindbergh Field.

10:06 a.m.: The first group of evacuees left the base via a white charter bus. The passengers are being taken to Lindbergh Field.

9:40 a.m.:

8:09 a.m.:

7:05 a.m.: Yu Lin, who has been documenting his stay at MCAS Miramar during the quarantine period, is among the evacuees that are leaving on Tuesday. On his Twitter account, he posted that he is "bittersweet, happy, nervous, grateful" about the past two weeks.

Lin also tweeted:

5:30 a.m.: San Diegan Ken Burnett has waited weeks to see his wife and two children since they were separated during the virus outbreak. Burnett's family was evacuated from China two weeks ago, but they were quarantined at a military base in Northern California.

On Tuesday, with the quarantine period ending, Burnett is traveling to Northern California to reunite with his family

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- About 160 of evacuees from China are being released Tuesday after being under quarantine for two weeks at MCAS Miramar over coronavirus concerns.

According to several of the evacuees, during the 14-days federally mandated quarantine, families were grouped together in rooms and were allowed to use common space for play and recreation.

Throughout the evacuees’ stay at MCAS Miramar, they have been routinely monitored for symptoms of coronavirus.

However, during the quarantine, several of the evacuees were sent to San Diego-area hospitals after showing signs of the virus.

A father and his 3-year-old daughter were among those who were tested for the virus, but both tested negative.

Two of the evacuees were confirmed by health officials to have contracted the virus and were hospitalized.

After the morning exams, the evacuees will be briefed by the CDC and then taken to the airport via buses.