Follow-up - Direction Press
Press sources said today, Saturday, that Washington will evacuate some American citizens from the "Diamond Princess" ship, which is subject to quarantine in Japan, after confirmed cases of infection, "Corona" among its passengers.
The Wall Street Journal, quoting an official at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, "There will be seats for 380 people on two evacuation flights from Japan to the United States."
The newspaper quoted the director of the Department of Preparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases at the centers, Henry Walky, that "those who will be evacuated from the citizens and members of their families, will arrive in America tomorrow, Sunday at the earliest."
The Diamond Princess, owned by Carnival Corp, was quarantined for two weeks upon arrival at the Yokohama Port on February 3, after a man, who was on board and landed in Hong Kong, was infected with the virus.