CDC Report Says California's Airport Screening was Not Effective
May 12 , 2020
According to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the airport screening in California for travelers coming from China and Iran was not as effective as they failed to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus in the state. This is even though the health officials have checked over 11,574 travelers and sent their information to local officials. The passengers were also kept in 14 days of isolation. However, three of them eventually tested positive. Shua Chai, an official from the California Department of Public Health, said that despite the intensive effort, the spread of the disease could not be prevented. However, the researchers in the US say that if “improved and sufficiently staffed,” traveler monitoring programs could be useful in the fight against COVID-19.