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14 Diamond Princess evacuees fly after testing positive

Fourteen evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan were allowed to fly back to the USA Sunday despite testing positive for coronavirus, the U.S. State Department and Health and Human Services said in a joint statement. The evacuees were not symptomatic. 

“These individuals were moved in the most expeditious and safe manner to a specialized containment area on the evacuation aircraft to isolate them in accordance with standard protocols,” the statement, published Sunday, read

Two charter flights carrying the Diamond Princess passengers landed at military bases in California and Texas overnight, starting the clock on a 14-day quarantine period to ensure those passengers don’t have coronavirus. In total, approximately 380 Americans were on board the Diamond Princess ship for the duration of the cruise and quarantine at sea. 

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One plane carrying American passengers touched down at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday local time. A second flight arrived at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas around 2½ hours later, early Monday.

Monday, The Omaha World-Herald and TV station KETV reported that two jets from Kalitta Air – the Michigan-based carrier chartered to bring the evacuees home from Japan – arrived at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield Monday around 7 a.m. local time. They were met by biohazard-suited personnel in vans from Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, who drove them to a facility on campus that can accommodate up to 20 quarantined patients in negative-pressure rooms where contaminated air cannot escape. 

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