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A charter flight from Wuhan, China, arrives at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on January 28 in Anchorage, Alaska.

A flight carrying 201 American passengers out of Wuhan has been continued on to California following health screenings and refueling in Anchorage, Alaska, US officials said Wednesday.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said passengers coming from Wuhan, China was screened twice following two health checks in China, and would be subject to further tests in California and temporarily rehoused for a period of time.
The crew of the plane was completely separated from the passengers, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said in a news conference.
“The way this plane was put together, the upper level with the crew was completely separated from the lower passengers,” Zink said.
“So airflow, every sort of interaction between the top and bottom were completely isolated and the crew never got off in China, and there was never any interaction with the passengers,” Zink explained.
Who is on the flight? About three dozen US diplomats and their families were expected to be onboard the aircraft, a US official with knowledge of the matter told CNN previously.
Priority was also given to US citizens who were "most at risk for contracting coronavirus" if they stayed in the city, a State Department official said. There are about 1,000 Americans living in Wuhan.

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