It began with a Sunday evening question and answer session at the Bexar County Sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Javier Salazar said they were reserving a detainee into the prison on a few lawful offense allegations prior that morning, when he guaranteed he’d been functioning as a contractual worker before his capture.
“And came into contact with some people that were quarantined for Coronavirus at one of our military installations near by,” said Salazar.
Salazar said the case is likely false.
“But since the claim was made, we want to make sure we’re acting appropriately,” he said.
The sheriff said the prisoner was looked at by University Health System
“They confirmed that while he exhibits influenza like side effects, it might be something like the regular cold or this season’s flu virus,” said Salazar.
The detainee was placed in to what’s known as a negative weight cell.
“Which means air doesn’t get away from that cell, it just pulls air in and afterward it’s discarded through another piece of the structure,” said Salazar.
In the interim, Metro Health Director Dawn Emerick said wellbeing authorities are checking “few voyagers who have come back from territory China.”
She said the voyagers are in a 14-day self isolate since their takeoff from China and are indicating no side effects of the Coronavirus.
“They will monitor their temperature and check for signs or symptoms and report to Metro Health twice daily,” said Emerick.
Back at the Sheriff’s office, Salazar says regardless of the result of this case, it shows how prepared the office is for simply such a circumstance.
“If and when the real thing comes along, we know how to handle it,” said Salazar.
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