US evacuates from Japan virus ship

first_imgAn American passenger gives reporters the thumbs up while arriving with others at Haneda Airport in Tokyo for a flight home, where they will face further quarantine after already being locked down on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Yokohama, Japan. AFP More than 70,500 have beeninfected across China by the COVID-19 virus as the world battles to contain theoutbreak that has sparked panic buying and jitters over the global economic impact. Outside China, the biggestcluster of infections is on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Yokohama,where coronavirus cases have climbed quickly to 355 despite passengers beingconfined to their cabins during a 14-day quarantine. (AFP)center_img TOKYO – The United Statesflew home its citizens from a coronavirus-infected cruise ship in Japan Monday,with other nations preparing to follow suit as global concerns grow over thespread of the disease and the death toll at its Chinese epicentre topped 1,700.last_img read more