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The latest updates on the COVID-19 outbreak in South Florida. This page ended its updates as of August 2020. Head here for additional stories on COVID-19 and the pandemic.

Miami To Get Coronavirus Quarantine Station

Achmad Ibrahim
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Associated Press
People wear protective face masks walk in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Hong Kong announced it would bar entry to visitors from the mainland province at the center of the coronavirus outbreak.

Miami — with its large number of international travelers — is one of 20 cities that will get a quarantine station at its airport to help contain the spread of coronavirus in the United States.

The outbreak of the mysterious new coronavirus is rapidly spreading, and the U.S. has been screening travelers from the Wuhan at five airports. On Tuesday, public health officials announced the addition of quarantine stations at 20 airports and land crossings.

“The coming days and weeks are likely to bring more cases including the possibility of person-to-person spread,” Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at a news conference in Washington D.C. “Our goal is to contain this virus and prevent sustained spread of the virus in our country.”

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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