New Orleans Mayor out of quarantine in China

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

New Orleans (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been released from quarantine in China.

Nagin Spokeswoman Ceeon Quiett said Wednesday the mayor was on a plane headed for Australia.

Nagin, his wife, and a bodyguard had been quarantined since Sunday after a passenger on their flight from New Jersey showed flu-like symptoms.

Quiett said Nagin was planning to make the second leg of an overseas trip with speeches in Australia.

Nagin said in a statement the three were leaving Shanghai in ``the best of health and spirits.''

He also thanked officials in Shanghai, the U.S. Embassy and others ``for prioritizing the health and safety'' of the three.

Quiett said Nagin held two meetings in China on what was billed as an economic development trip before receiving the quarantine notice.

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