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World U.S. to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan -WSJ

05:05  15 february  2020
05:05  15 february  2020 Source:   reuters.com

More U.S. passengers on quarantined ship can finally exit

  More U.S. passengers on quarantined ship can finally exit The U.S. State Department said it's coordinating with Japanese authorities to offer qualifying passengers of the Diamond Princess a way ashore.But the exit will come with a caveat: Travelers, once on dry land, will remain quarantined there by Japanese authorities.

As we track the growing number of coronavirus cases in the U . S . and around the world, we have an update on a Crystal River couple under quarantine on a

It' s the cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined in Yokohama, Japan , with more than 400 Americans aboard . The number of people infected After all, the State Department has chartered five aircraft to evacuate 800 U . S . citizens from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, charging

Feb 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. 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.

Passengers walk along the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 14, 2020. - The Diamond Princess cruise ship off Yokohama has become the single largest cluster of cases outside China, with at least 218 testing positive for the COVID-19 virus and taken to medical facilities. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images) © Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images Passengers walk along the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 14, 2020. - The Diamond Princess cruise ship off Yokohama has become the single largest cluster of cases outside China, with at least 218 testing positive for the COVID-19 virus and taken to medical facilities. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

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 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru Editing by Leslie Adler)

Trump was not told coronavirus-infected Americans would be flown home from cruise ship .
The president grew furious with senior advisers this week after being assured that infected patients would remain in quarantine overseas.President Trump grew furious with senior advisers this week over a decision to allow 14 Americans who tested positive for coronavirus to return to the United States from Japan after being assured that infected patients would remain in quarantine overseas, according to administration officials.

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