USA citizens evacuated from Diamond Princess cruise

USA citizens evacuated from Diamond Princess cruise ship touch down in Calif. and Texas. Journalists work near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship sitting at the Yokohama Port Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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UPDATED 11:01 AM PT — Monday, February 17, 2020

Chartered flights carrying Americans who were stuck on a quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Japan, touched down in California and Texas. The flights landed at Travis Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base late Sunday night.

The State Department has announced 14 of the passengers tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, but were still allowed to board the aicraft.

Buses carrying passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. A group of Americans are cutting short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be whisked back to America. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

All passengers will undergo a 14 day quarantine and some are struggling with the thought of two more weeks of seclusion.

“They have sent over a dozen emails assuring us that there would not be an additional quarantine, and they just told us that we would be re-quarantined for 14 more days,” stated cruise ship passenger Karey Maniscalo. “I’ve just lost a whole month of my life.”

Others who were on board said they are grateful to the president and the U.S. government for rescuing them from the virus stricken vessel.

China has recently updated the number of COVID-19 cases to 70,635, which incldues 1,772 deaths.

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