Coronavirus Crisis: American Evacuees Released From Quarantine

Nearly 200 American evacuees are now free after 14 days under quarantine in California.

They were among the first Americans to be evacuated form Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

The 195 patients were being held under quarantine at March Air Reserve Base. That’s near Los Angeles.

But Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave all of them a clean bill of health, allowing them to finally leave.

“These individuals have completed the quarantine, they pose no risk to themselves, to their families, to their schools or their communities. No health risk of novel coronavirus from these individuals whatsoever,” Says Dr. Nancy Knight, with the CDC.

Cases of the coronavirus have topped 43,000 worldwide with more than 1,000 deaths.

The largest outbreak outside of China is on a cruise ship docked off the coast of Japan.

There, nearly 36,000 people remain under quarantine after more than 170 cases were confirmed.

That includes at least 23 Americans.