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U.S. evacuating Americans stuck on quarantined cruise ship

2020-02-17 09:03:37       source:CBS News

February 16, 2020

The United States is starting to bring Americans home from a cruise ship that's been quarantined in Japan. Outside of China, the Diamond Princess is the site of the biggest coronavirus outbreak, with over 300 people infected, including "more than 40" Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health told "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

The ship has been in the port city of Yokohama for well over a week now.

Those looking to take the charter flight to the U.S. on Sunday will undergo a health screening before boarding, and symptomatic passengers will not be allowed to board, the U.S. Embassy in Japan said. Passengers will be taken to Travis Air Force Base in California and some will continue on to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

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