3 airport officers at U.S. San Jose test positive for COVID-19-Xinhua

3 airport officers at U.S. San Jose test positive for COVID-19

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2020-03-12 02:15:47

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Three Transportation Security Administration officers at U.S. city of San Jose's Mineta International Airport have tested positive for COVID-19, the agency said in a statement late Tuesday.

According to the agency, they are receiving medical treatment and all TSA employees they have come in contact with over the past 14 days are quarantined at home.

"Screening checkpoints remain open and the agency is working with the CDC, as well as the California Department of Public Health and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to monitor the situation as well as the health and safety of our employees and the traveling public," the agency said in the statement.

No other information is available so far, including when the TSA officers tested positive, where they were stationed in the airport, or the number of employees under quarantine.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States exceeded 1,000 with 162 in California, including 99 in the Bay Area where San Jose is located.


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