Second group of quarantined Americans released from Miramar

The second group of patients at a San Diego military base have completed their 14-day quarantine for possible coronavirus exposure and were free to return to their hometowns on Thursday.

Buses arrived at Marine Center Air Station Miramar at 9 a.m. to pick up the evacuees, who have stayed at the base for two weeks over concerns they may have contracted the illness, also known as COVID-19, while in Wuhan, China.

The majority of the 65 remaining Americans were shuttled to San Diego International Airport and disembarked for flights back home. Others may choose to stay in San Diego or continue their travels.

One woman, who only identified herself as Cynthia, told reporters how grateful she was to be released and returning to her hometown in Texas.