For the 2nd time in as many days, one other Diamond Princess passenger who has examined optimism for coronavirus is heading to Omaha for quarantine. Upon their arrival, they would be the 13th COVID-19 optimistic affected person right here.
UNMC/Nebraska Medicine mentioned in an information launch that arrival, who’s once more the partner of one of many cruise ship passengers who arrived here for quarantine on Feb. 17, will land Tuesday evening at Eppley Airfield. Their arrival will comply with related processes as previous quarantined arrivals, touchdown away from the terminal in an isolated area of the tarmac, the discharge states.
The individual can be instantly transported from the Omaha airport to the National Quarantine Unit at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, based on the discharge.
It will likely be the last spousal reunification from the Diamond Princess, the discharge states. “One individual right here nonetheless has a partner elsewhere, however that individual has examined destructive for the illness, and people who are damaging will not be transported,” the UNMC launch states.
The latest arrival is touring from Travis Air Force Base in California, the discharge states. As soon as that individual arrives on the National Quarantine Unit at UNMC, they are going to develop into the 15th individual being monitored there; the unit has 20 beds.
At the least one of many people dropped at the Omaha bio-containment unit this month — which not solely has COVID-19 however pneumonia-like signs as effectively — is now getting medication used throughout the ebola disaster as a part of a clinical trial underway at UNMC.