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A fugitive from Brooklyn, New York, who recently returned from China is under observation for the novel coronavirus at a detention facility in Buffalo, local authorities said.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office in Buffalo said in a statement that 42-year-old Kevin Qiu is being held at the Erie County Holding Center for an outstanding warrant from Pennsylvania.

The article goes on to state the following:

On Wednesday, he attempted to enter the U.S. from Canada via the Peace Bridge, which connects the two countries. The man reportedly told U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers that he recently visited China, prompting them to conduct a health screening, as per recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said Qiu, of Brooklyn, was assessed as a “medium risk” individual for the virus.

Although Qiu is not symptomatic, Howard said, they are taking precautions until his release or extradition.

“Jail management has taken appropriate measures to ensure the health and welfare of other inmates and staff,” Howard said. “In the meantime, medical professionals will be monitoring Qiu’s temperature and other vitals on a set schedule. The sheriff’s office has notified the New York State Commission of Correction.”

“The sheriff’s office noted that CBP continues to facilitate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s enhanced health screening of travelers entering the United States with a nexus to Wuhan, or with recent travel to China, or who exhibit symptoms consistent with the outbreak of novel coronavirus,” Lockport Union-Sun & Journal reported. “This enhanced health screening is for symptoms specifically related to the novel coronavirus and is conducted by CDC personnel upon a traveler’s arrival to the U.S.”

“Jail management has taken appropriate measures to ensure the health and welfare of other inmates and staff,” WBEN reported. “In the meantime, medical professionals will be monitoring Qiu’s temperature and other vitals on a set schedule.”

“The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has communicated with Chester Co Pa and authorizes express that they will not take custody of Mr Qiu. He will be released when the paper work is complete and the proper health departments are notified,” the Erie County Sheriff tweeted.


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