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Voice of America 16 Feb 2020

Americans Leave Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan for the US


American passengers evacuated from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship board a U.S. charter flight, early Monday, February 17.

The potentially deadly coronavirus is being blamed for more than 900 deaths, including one American. The outbreak aboard a cruise ship in Japan is getting worse with more than 130 cases confirmed, including more than two dozen Americans. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta joined "CBSN AM" from Hong Kong with more.
Around 300 Americans were forced to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise ship after the coronavirus was detected on board.
A cruise operator says 251 Canadians are aboard a quarantined cruise ship where there's been a confirmed outbreak of the novel coronavirus off the coast of Japan. Ten passengers and crew members have tested positive for the virus. 
The coronavirus has infected 64 passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, including 13 Americans. The ship quarantined near Tokyo. NBC's Molly Hunter joins Alex Witt to discuss the situation.

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