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US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home

5 days 18 hours 47 minutes ago Saturday, February 15 2020 Feb 15, 2020 February 15, 2020 1:12 AM February 15, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By YURI KAGEYAMA
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Japan says Americans aboard a quarantined 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 embassy says 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. After arriving in the U.S., all will need to go through another two weeks of quarantine.

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