US Judge Halts Plan to Move COVID-19 Patients to California City
Dr KK Aggarwal
President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
(AP Excerpts) A US court temporarily blocked the US government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus ( but treated) from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local officials argued that the plan lacked details about how the community would be protected from the outbreak and they were not involved in the discussions.
Anyone who tested positive for the virus cannot return to the base for the rest of their roughly 14-day quarantine period, and Fairview center is being considered as a place to send them.
Italy Towns in lockdown
A dozen towns in northern Italy are now effectively in lockdowns after a growing cluster of cases were reported with no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad. Streets across the Italian towns were deserted along with signs of closure outside public buildings.