For 14 days, they were subjected to mandatory quarantine at the March Reserve Air Base in California. The displaced people were on the first flight of the State Department evacuation from Wuhan, China, the center of the coronavirus epidemic.
Health officials said no one in the group tested positive for the new coronavirus, which it has killed more than 1,000 people
and has infected over 43,000 worldwide.
But hundreds of other Americans evacuated from Wuhan are still waiting for their 14-day mandatory quarantine. They are staying in military bases in California, Texas and Nebraska.
One of those displaced people turned out to have coronavirus, but was hospitalized and released by mistake
. She is now isolated in a San Diego hospital with a mild cough and without a fever.
Worldwide, thousands more have been quarantined away from home.
The Diamond Princess
the cruise ship became a floating quarantine zone after dozens of people tested positive for the virus in Japan. About 135 people, including at least 24 Americans, are infected, said Princess Cruises on Monday.
On the coast of New Jersey, cruise ship passengers were blocked
after a coronavirus the fright kept the ship anchored for days.