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Passenger in New Jersey put under 14-day quarantine

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Passenger in New Jersey put under 14-day quarantine

An asymptomatic individual, who was in Hubei province on February 4 before traveling into the Newark Liberty International Airport, was issued a 14-day quarantine order by officials

A spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) provided Patch with the following statement about the incident:

“On Tuesday evening, an asymptomatic individual who traveled from China to Newark Liberty International Airport was issued a mandatory quarantine order. While the individual did not present any symptoms, they were in Hubei Province on Feb. 4 and therefore were issued a 14-day quarantine order. The individual, who is not a New Jersey resident, was transported to a location in Essex County, and the New Jersey Department of Health will monitor the individual for symptoms for the next 14 days.”

The risk of novel coronavirus transmission in Garden State residents remains low, the spokesperson said.

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