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US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home


Added 02-15-20 04:35:02am EST - “The U.S. Embassy in Japan says Americans aboard a quarantined cruise ship will be flown back home on a chartered flight Sunday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TOKYO (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Japan says Americans aboard a quarantined cruise ship will be flown back home on a chartered flight Sunday.

About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo. So far, 218 people from the ship have tested positive for a new virus.

The aircraft will arrive in Japan late Sunday, and people will be flown to Travis Air Force Base in California, with some passengers continuing to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, the embassy said in a letter to passengers and crew that was posted online Saturday.

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After arriving in the U.S., all will need to go through another two weeks of quarantine, the letter said.

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