The U.S. State Department plans to organize the transfer of American citizens, as well as their families, to the United States from the "Diamond Princess" cruise ship, which stops at the great black Wharf in Yokohama.Henry Walke, an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the State Department would return about 380 people on two flights. Some of them were sent to Travis Air Force Base in California for quarantine and others could be transferred to Lakeland Air Force Base in Texas. They first arrived in the United States on Sunday local time.
The Diamond Princess carried novel coronavirus pneumonia in 2666 passengers and 1045 crew members. 218 new crown pneumonia cases have been identified on board. Since February 5, when the first case of infection was confirmed, it has entered the second week of isolation period and is expected to end on February 19. Most of the tourists stranded on the cruise ship are already unbearable.
One of these american citizens, a newlywed couple on a cruise ship, was horrified by the isolation, sending videos of him shouting "Trump, save us" to the internet, hoping the u.s. government could send charter flights to pick them up.
The novel coronavirus negative passenger began to leave the boat on the afternoon of 14, leaving the bus for a two week land separation. The passengers allowed to disembark include those aged over 80, in poor health and those living in windowless cabins. A Japanese government official said 11 people had left.
However, a British couple who tested negative for the virus and were allowed to disembark chose to remain on board. The British couple said they were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and feared they would be separated if one tested positive for the virus.
Novel coronavirus infection was also increased in Japan at 23:30 on the day of 14 local time, according to China news network. The total number of new cov infections was 8, and 259 cases were diagnosed. Among the new cases were a female taxi driver in Okinawa county and a man in Kanagawa County, both of whom had contact with passengers on the "Diamond Princess".