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Quarantined isle couples say workers are ‘over-protected’

  • COURTESY DEBBIE AND ERIC PAGAN
                                Debbie and Eric Pagan of Ewa Beach have been quarantined at Travis Air Force Base since Feb. 16. A chain link fence was put up around the building they are being housed in, providing a communal yard for everyone quarantined. Debbie Pagan estimated a lap within the fence to be about a third of a mile.

    COURTESY DEBBIE AND ERIC PAGAN

    Debbie and Eric Pagan of Ewa Beach have been quarantined at Travis Air Force Base since Feb. 16. A chain link fence was put up around the building they are being housed in, providing a communal yard for everyone quarantined. Debbie Pagan estimated a lap within the fence to be about a third of a mile.

  • COURTESY DEBBIE AND ERIC PAGAN
                                Personnel interacting with quarantined travelers at Travis Air Force Base in California wear protective gear including face shields.

    COURTESY DEBBIE AND ERIC PAGAN

    Personnel interacting with quarantined travelers at Travis Air Force Base in California wear protective gear including face shields.

  • COURTESY TOKUDAS
                                Irene Tokuda, 68, from Kaneohe, and her husband, Eugene, 73, have tested negative for the novel coronavirus so far. Irene Tokuda said she is required to have a mask on when she answers the door of their unit at Travis Air Force Base, where they have been quarantined since Americans aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship were flown back to the U.S. from Japan.

    COURTESY TOKUDAS

    Irene Tokuda, 68, from Kaneohe, and her husband, Eugene, 73, have tested negative for the novel coronavirus so far. Irene Tokuda said she is required to have a mask on when she answers the door of their unit at Travis Air Force Base, where they have been quarantined since Americans aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship were flown back to the U.S. from Japan.

Two couples from Hawaii being quarantined at a military base in California for the new coronavirus say workers who give them their meals or take their temperature never touch them directly and always wear gloves, a face mask and a long face shield — making them “over-protected.” Read more

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