Plane From Wuhan, China Slated To Arrive At Ontario Airport Being Diverted To March Air Reserve Base

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ONTARIO (CBSLA) — A plane carrying more than 100 United States citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak — is scheduled to arrive at March Air Reserve Base Wednesday morning, after being diverted from Ontario International Airport.

On Tuesday afternoon, preparations in Ontario were well underway as the airport brought in showers, bathrooms and a truck full of drinking water to a hangar that was expected to house up to 240 quarantined U.S. citizens being evacuated from China.

San Bernardino Supervisor Curt Hagman posted a video on social media confirming that a chartered plane would be arriving in the United States this week, arriving in Alaska to refuel, before making its way to Ontario.

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“We’re prepared for this,” Hagman said in the video. “We’re not at risk whatsoever.”

But in a Tuesday evening social media post, Hagman said the plane was being diverted to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside.


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