LAX Medical Screener Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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CALIFORNIA — A medical screener at Los Angeles International Airport has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.

According to KABC, the unidentified patient ‘last screened travelers for illness on Feb. 21, more than a week before exhibiting cold-like symptoms.’

The Department of Homeland Security said the individual was “highly trained and did everything right both on the job and when they began to feel sick,” and the person “wore all the correct protective equipment and took necessary protections on the job.”

DHS spokesperson Heather Swift said: “As soon as the individual began to feel sick, they self-quarantined, saw a physician, and reported to the appropriate authorities and officials.”

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