Detroit Metropolitan Airport among U.S. airports with enhanced coronavirus screenings

Posted at 4:37 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 06:03:19-05

(WXYZ) — Starting Monday, people flying back to the United States from China could be rerouted.

The Department of Homeland Security says that if it is discovered mid-flight that someone on-board is feeling unwell and has been to China within the last 14 days, the plane could be rerouted to one of 11 different U.S. airports.

These airports, including Detroit Metropoliton Airport, will have enhanced health screenings for those passengers.

U.S. citizens who have been to the Hubei province, where coronavirus is believed to have originated, within 14 days of their return will be subject to up to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Delta says they are suspending their flights from the U.S. to China because of these enhanced screenings. American Airlines and United Airlines are also temporarily suspending their flights.