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San Diego family closer to end of coronavirus quarantine

Posted at 9:21 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 10:00:47-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A local father is just a few days away from reuniting with his family who is in federal quarantine in Northern California at Travis Air Force Base.

Ken Burnett's wife and two young children were visiting Wuhan, China when the coronavirous broke out. The city shut down and the three were stranded, unable to fly home.

Their 14-day federal quarantine ends on Tuesday. Burnett plans on traveling to Northern California to reunite with his wife and kids so they can all travel back to San Diego together.


Brunett says his wife and kids have adjusted to their routine on base. For Valentine's day, he was able to surprise his wife with flowers and send some toys for the kids.

Two quarantine flights did arrive at MCAS Miramar, but despite living in San Diego, the family had no choice where they'd go for their 14-day stay.

Burnett says his family has remained healthy the entire time and are ready to come home.