Americans evacuated from Japan cruise ship includes 14 with coronavirus

Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Italy were planning similar flights for their citizens.

Two chartered planes flew 340 Americans who were aboard the Diamond Princess out of Japan late Sunday.

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About 380 Americans had been on the ship. The State Department announced later that 14 of the evacuees were confirmed to have the coronavirus in tests given before they boarded the planes.

They were taken to the U.S. because they did not have symptoms and were being isolated from other passengers on the planes, it said.

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It wasn't immediately clear whether the 14 were included in the 99 new cases announced by Japan on Monday, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry said Monday.

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Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Italy were planning similar flights for their citizens.