NBC News Crew Ordered Into Ebola Quarantine After Breaking Promise

New Jersey health officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for an NBC News crew that worked with an American cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia, the state health department said Saturday.

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 treatment at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, which said on Friday that he had shown modest improvement and was in stable condition.

The crew’s other members have not exhibited any symptoms, state officials said.

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.