The flight is tentatively scheduled to arrive between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., according to Capt. Matthew Gregory, director of communications for the base.
The aircraft is one of two carrying a approximately 350 American evacuees from Wuhan, China, that arrived earlier Wednesday at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California.
One of the planes will remain at Travis, where its passengers will undergo a 14-day quarantine, while the other was due to continue on to Miramar after refueling.
@MCASMiramarCA can now confirm one of the two flights bound for the U.S. from China will be arriving at the air station in the morning of Feb. 5th, tentatively between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. https://t.co/UKZsBeGI3m
— MCAS Miramar (@MCASMiramarCA) February 5, 2020
The evacuees will be screened by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention personnel upon arrival and moved to quarantine on the base, where they will reside for a federally mandated 14-day quarantine in the base’s Consolidated Bachelor’s Quarters, the official said.
During their stay at the base, the evacuees will be provided food, water and other items from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Department of Defense personnel will not have direct contact with any of those returning from China, the base official said.
Miramar is one of four military facilities designated to receive Americans returning from China.
The coronavirus epidemic has claimed at least 490 lives, with more than 24,000 infections documented in China. The respiratory illness is treatable, and many patients are recovering, according to reports.
There have been 11 confirmed cases in the United States, with six of those in California, including one case each in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
— From Staff and Wire Reports