The mayor of San Antonio, Texas, declared a state of emergency after the federal isolation facility confiscated a patient positive for Coronavirus.
Disclosure of emergency natural disasters and public health was announced on May 2 by Mayor Ron Nirenberg. The order is effective at the local level.
The move is to force US citizens to evacuate from the epidemic region to remain isolated at Lackland Air Force Base, awaiting further testing. Dozens of people returning from Diamond Princess will soon end their quarantine on March 3, according to Reuters.
Previously, a woman was removed from the federal isolation facility but then still tested “weakly positive” for a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This patient went to a commercial center after quarantining. Local authorities are assessing the risk of infection at this facility.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s emergency order also forbade evacuated people from China, including patients who were mistakenly discharged from the hospital on their way out, from entering or passing San Antonio. , according to The Hill.
The emergency lasted for 7 days. However, a ban on people evacuated from the epidemic area will take effect until the city government announces changes.
The decision was announced by Mayor Ron Nirenberg amid concerns that many Americans were at risk of an outbreak of the corona virus (Covid-19) when there were 43 domestic infections, according to the Center for Control and Prevention. Epidemic (CDC).
Thirteen states across the country have detected people who are positive for the virus, the majority of which are detected in the West Coast states. The number of deaths in the US has increased to 6, as of March 2. All are recorded in Washington state.