In Maryland, Republican Governor Larry Hogan said Thursday the National Guard is protecting 500,000 coronavirus tests imported from South Korea at an undisclosed location to prevent the federal government from seizing them. Governor Hogan told The Washington Post he diverted a Korean Air passenger jet to Baltimore/Washington International airport to evade the scrutiny of the federal government.
Gov. Larry Hogan: “We landed it there with a large contingent of Maryland National Guard and Maryland State Police because this was an enormously valuable payload. It was like Fort Knox to us, because it’s going to save the lives of thousands of our citizens.”
At least six states report the Federal Emergency Management Agency has intercepted orders for needed medical supplies.