In view of the expanding epidemic in the cruise ship, the U.S. government determined that passengers and others are in a high-risk situation, so it decided to arrange charter flights to evacuate these passengers. According to US media reports, some of the passengers were worried about being infected and said they would not return to the United States for the time being. According to the US embassy in Japan, the next possible return to the US will be after March 4.
Infographic: the diamond princess at Yokohama, Japan.
According to the Japanese government, 328 Americans disembarked on the morning of the 17th local time and left Tokyos Haneda airport at 7 oclock. The State Department said novel coronavirus pneumonia was identified in 14 of the staff, but they were allowed to take charter flights and special quarantine measures were taken in the cabin.
In addition, Canada, Italy, Israel, Australia and other parties are also preparing to take the stranded passengers back to their own countries or regions by chartered flights.
In January 20th, the novel coronavirus pneumonia was launched from Yokohama, Japan. It was forced to interrupt the journey due to the outbreak of a new crown pneumonia on the ship and returned to Yokohama port in February 3rd. On February 5, Japans Ministry of health, labor and welfare announced that all personnel on the cruise ship need to be isolated at sea for 14 days.
So far, novel coronavirus pneumonia cases have been diagnosed in the cruise line, 454 cases.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia, a Japanese worker, Kato Katsunobu, 18, said that the samples of all the people on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were collected.