People quarantined at UNMC for COVID-19 concern to begin departure process

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The building housing the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center is seen in this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 photo in Omaha, Neb. The center is treating patient potentially exposed to a viral outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Josh Funk)

OMAHA, Neb. (KCAU) – Officials, including Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, will be at an event as people who were being quarantined for COVID-19 concerns begin the departure process.

There were 13 people brought to the University of Nebraska Medical Center on February 17 for monitoring. They had been evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan. Two others from the ship arrived at UNMC’s campus a week later.

Ricketts, UNMC providers and two who were quarantined will be featured at the event.

The event is set to happen at 9:30 a.m. Watch the event when it goes live below.

As of Sunday night, the international case count of COVID-19 is more than 87,400 cases worldwide and almost 3,000 deaths. In the U.S. on Sunday, there are at least 80 cases of coronavirus and only two deaths.

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