The Pentagon is setting up 11 quarantine camps on military bases near major airports across the USA in anticipation of an influx of American citizens returning from China in need of monitoring for the deadly Corona-virus that is now being called COVID-19.
The 13th US Corona-virus case was confirmed in California on Tuesday. The deadly strain, which is now being called COVID-19, has killed many people and sickened a lot of people worldwide since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019.
The Department of Defense approved a request from the Department of Health and Human Services early this month for the possible use of military facilities to house 1,000 people who may have to be quarantined upon arrival from overseas through the end of the month.
Now, with five planes having returned to the USA with evacuees from Wuhan in the past two weeks since February 11th, the number of people detained under quarantine is approaching that originally agreed upon number.
Pentagon officials designated new facilities last week near airports in Hawaii, Illinois, Texas, California, Georgia, New York, Washington state, Washington DC, New Jersey and Michigan to house additional travelers.
Daily Mail UK / ABC Flash Point News 2020.