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Red Sox prospect player isolated after concerns of Coronavirus

Credit: FOX 4 Now Florida
Published on February 27, 2020 - Duration: 02:40s

Red Sox prospect player isolated after concerns of Coronavirus

A Boston Red Sox player who recently arrived from Taiwan for spring training is being kept away from JetBlue Park Stadium out of an overabundance of caution.

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Red Sox prospect player isolated after concerns of Coronavirus

LAWMAKERS.FOX FOUR NEWS AT 6 STARTS RIGHTNOW.TWO BIG DEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT ONTHE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK...IN JUST HALF AN HOUR- PRESIDENTTRUMP WILL BE ADDRESSING THENATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUSCONCERNS.AND HERE IN SOUTHWESTFLORIDA....THE BOSTON RED SOX,SPRING SPRING TRAINING IN FORTMYERS, IS TAKING PRECAUTIONS.THE SOX HAVE KEPT PITCHINGPROSPECT, 20-YEAR-OLDCHIH-JUNG-LIU.AWAY FROM JET BLUE PARK SINCE HEARRIVED FROM TAIWAN LAST WEEK.JUST TO BE CLEAR- THE TEAM ISNOT CALLING THIS A QUARANTINE.FOX 4 SANDRA RODRIGUEZ JOINS ULIVE FROM JET BLUE PARK SANDRAWHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THPLAYER?WELL JANE, PATRICK━ ASPOKESPERSON FOR THE TEAM TELLSME LIU HAS NEVER SHOWED ANYSYMPTOMS, NEVER BEEN SICK, ORBEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE FROMMAINLAND CHINA THE SOX TELL MEHE IS HEALTHY AND THIS IS ALLJUST A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE(0:10 - 0:27)(0:48 - 0:57)(1:17 - 1:31)CHIH-JUNG-LIU HAD JUST ARRIVEDTO FORT MYERS FROM TAIWAN TOBEGIN SPRING TRAINING WITH THEBOSTON RED SOX━ WHEN THE TEAMDECIDED TO TAKE SOMEPRECAUTIONARY MEASURESIN A STATEMENT TO FOX 4━ ASPOKESPERSON SAID QUOTE: "Out ofan abundance of caution, he wassimply asked LIU not to come toour training complex for a fewdays.

"THE TEAM NOT CALLING THIS AQUARANTINE BECAUSE LIU IS NOTRESTRICTEDHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO LIGHTRUNNING AND EXERCISE ON HIS OWNOUTSIDE OF HIS HOTELTHERE’S NO WORD ABOUT WHICHHOTEL LIU IS STAYING AT IN FORTMYERS..."He has never had symptoms,never been sick, and never hadcontact with anyone frommainland China.

Our medicalstaff has monitored hiscondition the whole time." SAIDGREGG...LIU IS EXPECTED TO MEET WITH HISTEAM FRIDAYI TALKED TO FANS TAKING IN ANAFTERNOON GAME TODAY AND THEYSUPPORT THE TEAM’S DECISION TOTAKE THESE PRECAUTIONARY STEPSSOT(KATHY CANE, BASEBALL FAN):"If he came from out of thecountry, it’s a safety measure.I’m a little leery of what’shappening, it’s coming into theUnited States now so it’s agreat safety measure."BASEBALL FANS SAYING THEY DOHAVE CONCERNS OVER THE NEWCORONAVIRUS STRAINSOT:"Sure, it’s a killer so you haveto be careful."MORE THAN 50 CORONAVIRUS CASESOF THE STRAIN BELIEVED TO HAVEORIGINATED IN WUHAN CHINA BEENCONFIRMED IN THE UNITEDSTATES...MEDICAL EXPERT WITH LEE HEALTHSAYS PEOPLE ARE MORE NERVOUSOVER THIS STRAIN BECAUSE IT’SNEWSOT(STEPHANIE STOVALL, MEDICALDIRECTOR FOR PEDIATRICINFECTIOUS DISEASES, LEE HEALTH)"We can predict a lot about fluseason every year, but when anew virus, such as covid-1shows up, we can predict itbased upon past coronavirus butnot this specific one."WE KNOW THE TEAM TOOK SIMILARPRECAUTIONS WITH ANOTHER PLAYEREARLIER THIS MONTH THESPOKESPERSON TELLS ME THE TEAMDOES HAVE A HIGH NUMBER OFFOREIGN PLAYERS ON THE ROSTERDURING SPRING TRAINING━ BUT NOONE WITH THE SOX COULD NOT

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