Two Charter flights with the cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at military bases in California and Texas. 14 Americans analysis for coronavirus was positive.
Plane with US citizens landed at Travis air force base in Northern California on February 16 at about 23:30. The second flight arrived at the military air base in Luckland in Texas in about 2.5 hours.
Defense Minister of Japan, Taro Kono had earlier tweeted that the Japanese troops helped carry 340 passengers USA on 14 buses from the port of Yokohama in the Tokyo Haneda airport. About 380 Americans were on a cruise ship.
The US said that organized the evacuation, because passengers are at high risk of Contracting the virus.
Later, the State Department declared that 14 of the evacuated passengers confirmed that they had the virus, but they were allowed to Board a flight because they had no symptoms. They were isolated from others.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases, stressed that infected persons with minimal symptoms may still transmit the virus to someone else.
After arriving in the US, all passengers Diamond Princess has to spend another 14 days at a military base, that is, they will be in quarantine for a total of almost four weeks.