The United States will evacuate Americans from the cruise ship that was quarantined in Japan for more than a week ago due to coronavirus infection on Board, reported in the American Embassy in Tokyo on Board the ship on Saturday.
American passengers and crew members in the email from the Embassy said that on Sunday will arrive a Charter flight for those who want to return to the United States.
Ship “Diamond Princess” has been placed under quarantine in Yokohama in the beginning of last week, when the Board were about 3700 passengers and crew members, after the man landed in Hong Kong, was tested positive for the coronavirus. Since the ship was confirmed no less than 218 cases.
On Board were about 400 Americans, and at least 40 people infected with the virus, were removed from the ship for treatment.
The Americans will be forcibly exposed to a 14-day Federal quarantine and will be placed in two existing quarantine areas in California and Texas, the statement said the Centers for control and prevention of diseases on Saturday.
In Japan more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country outside of China — the vast majority of them from the ship and she reported its first death from the virus on Thursday.
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