What Life's Like for Quarantined Americans Home From China
More than 200 Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, are being asked to stay at a California military base for at least three days to be monitored for signs of coronavirus and to limit the possibility of spreading it to others. Their plane was met on Wednesday at March Air Reserve Base near Riverside by medical officers deployed by the Centers for Disease Control, according to a statement from the CDC. Evacuee Jarred Evans gave Inside Edition a quick tour of his new digs.
Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks held a free online concert for those quarantined at home due to the coronavirus outspread. Five million people tuned in, making it a big month for Brooks, who is also being honored with the "Gershwin Prize" by the Library of Congress. Norah O'Donnell reports. What is it like for people on the front lines of the healthcare system here in the U.S? What do healthcare workers need the most? And what are hospitals are doing to accommodate the influx of patients? CGTN's Asieh Namdar discussed these important COVID-19 issues with Gavin MacGregor-Skinner, an infectious disease expert and the Director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council. Experts say that you need to create a border around your home to protect from the coronavirus, and that border begins when you take out the garbage. There are many smalls steps that need to be taken into account to make sure the disease does not carry from one surface to another. We met a homeowner from Long Island who is taking extreme safety precautions to make sure her family stays safe - from wiping down deliveries to using a special opener for boxes that come to their home. ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi joins Scott Van Pelt to give his "What If" bracket for the cancelled 2020 NCAA tournament, giving his No. 1 seeds, the last four in and last four out.
It's life on lockdown. The 200 Americans evacuated from China started their first full day back in the US with a buffet-style meal. Sausage, bacon, and cheese. And this was the lunch selection, chicken taco salad. This video, shot by one of the evacuees, shows them attending a group briefing. They're in a voluntary quarantine at a military base in Riverside County, California for at least three days to make sure they don't have the coronavirus. Jared Evans shot the video. This is his room. No one has been showing any kind of symptoms, no one's coughing, and we're all taking precautions right now. We're all wearing masks, even when we're outside in this group. I'm personally wearing gloves. No one's really shaking hands unless their family members are together or something like that, so everyone is still taking major precautions. Here's Jim Moret. One American citizen being monitored actually tried to slip out of the air base, but he was stopped and now public health officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order requiring him to stay until he gets the all clear. (dramatic news music)