Five California evacuees test negative for coronavirus, return to Travis quarantine

Coronavirus test kits sent to states have failures C.D.C. He says

Coronavirus test kits sent to states have failures C.D.C. He says

LabCorp said on Thursday it has begun work on developing its own test for the coronavirus that has killed over 1,300 in China.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a federal agency, is working with health departments in the cities, Azar said during a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington.

They were sent to hospital and quickly placed in isolation where U.S. Centers for Disease Control and other health workers monitored them for symptoms.

The fast-spreading virus has killed 1,370 people and infected about 60,000, almost all in China, constraining the world's second largest economy and handing the ruling Communist Party one of its most hard tests in years.

The CDC said it was "likely" there would be additional cases, including among those who were evacuated from Wuhan, which has been under lockdown since January 23.

Health care providers must report any patients who have traveled to China recently and have fever or respiratory issues within 14 days of travel, while the U.S. CDC is responsible for coronavirus testing.

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The appointments follow the sacking earlier this week of two leaders of the provincial health commission. Hong Kong , where 50 cases have been confirmed, extended the suspension of schools to March 16.

Details about the error unfolded on a celebratory day for 195 other evacuees whose two-week quarantine ended on a different California military base.

Travelers arrive to LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal wearing medical masks for protection against the novel coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles, Calif., on February 2, 2020. Days after officials restricted travel into and out of the bustling Chinese city, nearly 200 American citizens were evacuated in a US government-chartered plane.

This is the second evacuee from Wuhan, China, under quarantine at the base to test positive for novel coronavirus.

For now, states will continue to send all of their COVID-19 clinical specimens to the CDC for testing.

It said the kits will supposedly enable states to conduct their own testing for Covid-19 and get results faster than they would by shipping samples to the its headquarters in Atlanta. It's responsible for the planning, coordination and conduct of immunization programs in the United States.

Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, told the Senate committee that he expects a COVID-19 outbreak to emerge across the United States in the next two to four weeks.

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