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Coronavirus: US to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Coronavirus: US to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan

15.2.2020

Coronavirus : US to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan

YOKOHAMA (REUTERS) The US State Department will evacuate American citizens and their families aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japan ese port for nearly two weeks as many passengers are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (Feb 14).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

YOKOHAMA (REUTERS) The US State Department will evacuate American citizens and their families aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japanese port for nearly two weeks as many passengers are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (Feb 14). About 380 people will be offered seats on two evacuation flights from Japan back to the United States, the Journal said, citing an official of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The evacuees will arrive in the United States as early as Sunday, the newspaper said, citing Henry Walke, director of the CDC’s Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections. The CDC was not immediately available for comment. Officials at Japan’s foreign ministry and health ministry were also not available for a comment. The Diamond Princess cruise ship, owned by Carnival Corp , has been quarantined since arriving in Yokohama, Japan, on Feb 3, with 3,500 passengers and crew on board, of whom 218 have tested positive for the coronavirus infection. The liner was quarantined in Yokohama after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong before it travelled to Japan was diagnosed with the virus. Those who have tested positive for the virus have been taken off the ship to hospital. Related Stories: Read more: The Straits Times

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