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Quarantined evacuees wrote a petition asking to be tested for coronavirus. Here's why the CDC said no

(CNN)Ordered into quarantine, a group evacuated to California from Wuhan, China, is at odds with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has petitioned for five "critical" changes in their conditions. The CDC has already said no to the first request -- the evacuees wanted to be tested for the novel coronavirus. The evacuees arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego last week, fleeing the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Already, two of the evacuees have been diagnosed with the virus and sent into isolation at a nearby hospital. Scared that more people might be diagnosed, the evacuees circulated a petition among themselves thanking the CDC for their support but also requesting the five changes. Accor ...