NBC News Crew Ordered Into Ebola Quarantine After Breaking Promise
The order went into effect Friday night after the NBC crew failed to honor a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement, state officials said.
Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo is receiving
The crew's other members have not exhibited any
The NBC crew had agreed with New Jersey health officials to sequester themselves upon return the United States but then failed to do so, Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Health, said in a statement.
One member of the crew, NBC Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman, who is a physician, was reportedly seen in public near her New Jersey home this week.
Medical teams at New York's JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African nations on Saturday.
The mandatory quarantine was issued late Friday and will ensure the group remains confined until Oct. 22, the end of a 21-day maximum incubation period for Ebola, Leusner said.
"The NBC crew remains symptom-free, so there is no reason for concern of exposure to the community," she said.
An NBC representative told The Associated Press that NBC News fully supports the guidelines set by local health authorities
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.