A medical practitioner running coronavirus screenings in Los Angeles International Airport has tested positive for the virus, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Wednesday.
The individual started to exhibit coldlike symptoms on Feb. 29 and seen with their primary care physician for a COVID-19 test the following day. The test came back positive, DHS said in a statement.
DHS headquarters has been alerted to the situation Tuesday spokeswoman Heather Swift said in a statement.
The person is under self-quarantine in the home with symptoms that are moderate and can be under supervision; their family is according to DHS.
“DHS is pleased to report that this man was trained and did everything right both at work and if they started to feel ill. We’re advised the person wore all of the proper protective gear and required crucial protections at work,” Swift said.
The person’s final change at LAX was Feb. 21, over a week until they started suffering from symptoms, according to DHS.
At the moment, DHS stated it doesn’t know whether that instance is a consequence of community spread via the function of the individual. No instances are reported by the LAX screened travellers.
“I wish to really go out of the way to thank our national officials we’ve been working with too,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a press conference Wednesday.