Houston News : San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg confirms city’s first case of coronavirus, outside of Lackland evacuees

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Dr. Jennifer McQuiston with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg speak about the coronavirus earlier this month. With evacuees placed at Lackland, San Antonio is on the front line for quarantine efforts.

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Dr. Jennifer McQuiston with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg speak about the coronavirus earlier this month. With evacuees placed at Lackland, San Antonio is on the

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Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer

Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer

Dr. Jennifer McQuiston with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg speak about the coronavirus earlier this month. With evacuees placed at Lackland, San Antonio is on the front line for quarantine efforts.

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Dr. Jennifer McQuiston with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg speak about the coronavirus earlier this month. With evacuees placed at Lackland, San Antonio is on the

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Photo: Kin Man Hui /Staff Photographer

San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg confirms city’s first case of coronavirus, outside of Lackland evacuees

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg confirmed the city’s first case of coronavirus outside of the evacuees at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

The case is related to out of state travel and isn’t related to the evacuees from the Grand Princess cruise ship being housed at Lackland, Nirenberg said during a news conference Friday.

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“That we have the first case in the city of San Antonio isn’t all that surprising,” said Nirenberg, as he reminded people to wash their hands and continue prevention efforts.

Nirenberg also issued a declaration of public health emergency to limit spread of virus and prohibit large gatherings important to help stop the spread. The declaration will expire in seven days.

Taylor Pettaway is a breaking news reporter and general assignment writer.  [email protected] | @TaylorPettaway

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