Hundreds of passengers were preparing to be evacuated from a cruise ship on Sunday after spending two weeks under quarantine off Japan over the coronavirus, with Americans expected to begin flying home on chartered planes as soon as Sunday evening. [Source]
Hundreds of passengers were preparing to be evacuated from a cruise ship on Sunday after spending two weeks under quarantine off Japan over the coronavirus, with Americans flying home on chartered evacuation planes early Monday morning.
U.S. officials in hazmat suits boarded a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home Americans quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said measures such as locking down megacity Wuhan had at last slowed the pace of new coronavirus cases.
A flyer in Los Angeles' Carson area, with a fake seal of the World Health Organization, tells residents to avoid Asian-American businesses like Panda Express because of a coronavirus outbreak. A Los Angeles middle schooler is beaten and hospitalized after students say he is as an Asian-American with coronavirus.
China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Chinese nationals who are family members of foreign citizens can board evacuation flights from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, if they wish.
Japan sent a chartered flight on Tuesday night to Wuhan, the epicenter of China's virus outbreak, to evacuate its nationals looking to return home, as the death toll from the new strain climbed to 106.