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US evacuates citizens from COVID-19 stricken cruise ship

Behrouz Mehri, AFP

Posted at Feb 17 2020 11:58 AM

US evacuates citizens from COVID-19 stricken cruise ship

Buses carrying US citizens leave the Daikaku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port, next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, on Monday. Americans began leaving a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on February 17, 2020, to board chartered flights home as the number of new coronavirus cases diagnosed on the vessel jumped to 355.