TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE (CBS SF) — Coronavirus evacuees from China are on their way to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield Tuesday, according to authorities.
A special flight from the Hubei Province in China carrying 250 passengers now headed to the local air force base. It is one of two flights of evacuees.Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit San Jose Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 5 Sought
Tuesday evening, Chopper 5 provided a first look at the quarantine zone as workers prepared to accommodate the arriving evacuees.
KPIX cameras saw crews setting up fences around the main hotel on the base called the Westwind Inn. Workers were also setting up tents.
About 250 passengers will be quarantined for 14 days at the facility.
Officials said there are two flights carrying U.S. citizens headed towards two military bases in California.Investigation Finds Vallejo Officer's Use of Deadly Force Not 'Reasonable'
The Department of Defense released a statement Tuesday night with additional details on the two latest inbound chartered flights with evacuees from China.
“The initial flights have departed China for Travis Air Force Base with approximately 350 passengers on board,” the statement read. “One of the aircraft will refuel at Travis and continue on to Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.”
The flights are expected to reach Travis at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Travis was named one of the four air force bases that coronavirus evacuees would be sent earlier this week.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Lights Up GG Park Christmas Tree After Darkest Year of Pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) team at Travis Air Force Base will provide an update to media on the evacuation of persons from China at 12 p.m. Wednesday afternoon..