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Fox 10 Phoenix reported that as of Wednesday, the Long Beach Emergency Intake Shelter was housing 710 migrant children and 47 of them have tested positive for COVID-19.

That, according to Zhan Caplan who is the point person for the Department of Health and Human Services at the site.


Sixty-seven children were in isolation as Caplan added siblings are kept together.

“The cases are either all asymptomatic or very mild symptoms,” Caplan told City News Service. “The children are getting excellent care from UCLA Health, our medical provider.”

Long Beach Local News reported that almost 100 unaccompanied migrant children boarded a flight on April 22 and headed for Des Moines.
An eyewitness reported that 13 children got off the plane in Des Moines.
Caplan said the minors who boarded the flight in Long Beach did not come from the Emergency Intake Shelter.
It is believed that the federal government was involved as the flight was logged as a government charter that included 5-7 armed federal agents.

Author: Jacob Hall


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