Government: No symptomatic or coronavirus-positive passengers from Japan deplaned in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The Department of Defense says 145 passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan are at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and none of them are currently symptomatic.

The department said passengers that became symptomatic and those with positive tests on the flight from Japan to Lackland were isolated on the flight and did not deplane in San Antonio when it landed at around 3:50 a.m.

Those passengers were taken to Omaha, Nebraska.  That flight took off at around 7:00 a.m.

Lackland currently has 235 passengers in quarantine with no one on base testing positive for COVID-19, the name of this strain of coronavirus.

If anyone develops symptoms, they will be transported to an off-base civilian hospital for containment and specialized care.

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