close Video Beijing streets empty as coronavirus outbreak spreads China’s coronavirus infection rate nears 64,000 as the death toll approaches 1,400; Benjamin Hall reports. Hundreds of Americans quarantined on a cruise ship docked off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, for more than a week due to a coronavirus – now called COVID-19 — outbreak onboard will have the chance to evacuate, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, according to a report. Approximately 380 Americans and their families on the Diamond Princess will be offered seats on two flights that could arrive at Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif., as early as Sunday, a CDC official told The Wall Street Journal. JAPAN CONFIRMS 44 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ON DIAMOND PRINCESS, SHARES PLANS FOR GUEST DISEMBARKATION A group of quarantined passengers exercise on the Diamond Princess cruise ship Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (Associated Press) A CDC team will screen passengers and those exhibiting symptoms won’t be allowed on the flights. Passengers were placed under in a two-week quarantine Feb. 5 and since then the number of cases onboard has climbed to 218, including some Americans, in the largest outbreak outside of China. There are a total of 428… Read full this story
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