Filed under: South Korea Quarantine, Travel | Tags: China, H1N1, quarantine, swine flu
Why do they make headline news? We were quarantined first. Sniff, Sniff.
24 Americans quarantined in China
USA Today – a measly four Americans in Quarantine in China, they’ve got nothing on us.
Seriously though, I hope everyone is fine and gets to go on their merry ways soon.
Some Mexicans quarantined just for having a Mexican passport, regardless of where they had been staying previously.
Update for those of us in the South Korean quarantine.
We received this e-mail from the American Embassy today:
I’m certain that your biggest question is when you will be released, and the answer we received is probably the same that you have already heard: seven days after contact with a person who has contracted the virus. That means that some people could possibly be released as early as Monday, but if other cases arise, it could be several more days until you are released. The Ministry of Health says it uses international guidelines favored by most countries and followed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
I’m hoping this doesn’t change our exit date, although it makes it sound like we may be here seven days past when the last person was sent to the hospital, which was yesterday. That may not be the case, it’s just me making worse case speculations. I stick by my observation that people who are the healthiest are actually going to end up spending the longest time in quarantine.
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