Brooklyn Firefighter Tests Positive COVID-19; 31 Firefighters Quarantined

Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

A Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighter assigned to a Brooklyn firehouse tested positive for coronavirus, and now 30 firefighters are quarantined as a precaution, reports AMNY.

The firehouse was expected to be active at 6 p.m. Saturday after a thorough disinfection.

According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the infected firefighter worked Sunday through Tuesday and went home with coronavirus symptoms, including include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath. He would later undergo testing.

According to silive.com and the New York Daily News, retired FDNY Fire Marshal John Knox, 84, is battling coronavirus. Knox was sedated and on a respirator at South Nassau Medical Center in Long Island on Saturday. Knox was fire marshal in the 1970s and investigated terror bombings committed by Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional, or FALN, the News noted.

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