2 State Department sponsored flights will evacuate nearly 400 Americans from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship

Business Insider | 2/11/2020 | Sarah Al-Arshani
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The CDC has said 380 Americans will evacuated from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, The Wall Street Journal reported.

They will be brought back to the Travis Air Base near Sacramento, California, by two State Department flights as early as Sunday.

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More than 200 people on the ship have tested positive for the new COVID-19.

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Almost 400 Americans quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, will be offered seats on two State Department flights to the Travis Air Base near Sacramento, California, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing Center for Disease Control official Henry Walke.

Walke, director of the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections at the CDC, said that they could be transported back as soon as Sunday.

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According to The Journal, the CDC is in Japan "assessing" the health of passengers, and those who show symptoms will not be evacuated.

Those who make it back to the Travis Air Base will have their health reevaluated and most likely undergo a 14 day quarantine either at Travis or Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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