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Second flight from Wuhan, China arrives at MCAS Miramar

Posted at 7:46 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 16:05:24-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A second flight from Wuhan, China arrived at MCAS Miramar Friday morning with passengers who evacuated from the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The airplane first landed in Vancouver, Canada, shortly before 4 a.m. Following a brief layover, the plane departed for Miramar at 6;13 a.m.

The plane touched down at the San Diego military base shortly before 8:50 a.m. It was not immediately clear how many passengers were on the flight; the first flight that arrived at MCAS Miramar carried 167 evacuees.

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Also Friday, a second flight from Wuhan was bound for a military installation in Omaha, Nebraska. The plane was scheduled to stop at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio before making its way to Omaha.

Combined, the two flights are carrying approximately 300 passengers, although it's unclear at this time how many of the 300 will be landing at MCAS Miramar. After landing, passengers aboard both flights will be screened and then quarantined for a federally mandated 14 days.

The arrival of a second wave of evacuees at Miramar comes after a fifth person who came to the base from China was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

According to the CDC, so far, four adults and one child from the flight that landed in San Diego on Wednesday have been hospitalized with either a fever or cough.

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Three patients were taken to the UC San Diego Medical Center, while two were taken to Rady Children’s hospital.

"They're only moving them because we have isolation and medical expertise and not because they're contagious or were worried that something bad would happen. Just a precaution," said John Bradley, medical director of infectious diseases at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Bradley added that there is no risk to anyone coming to the hospital.