Travis Air Base, California – Two flights leased with U.S. passengers from an isolated cruise ship in Japan landed overnight at military bases in California and Texas, starting a new quarantine period at the military compound to ensure they don’t have the coronavirus that is being It is expanding throughout Asia.
The first plane landed at Travis base in northern California. The second flight arrived at the base of Lackland, in Texas.
Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono said earlier on Twitter that Japanese troops had helped transfer 340 U.S. passengers in 14 buses, from Yokohama port to Tokyo’s Haneda airport. About 380 Americans traveled on the cruise.RELATED
The United States said it had organized the eviction, which interrupted a 14-day quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess, because people who remained on the ship were at high risk of exposure to the virus.
The tests indicated that fourteen of the evicted carried the virus, but were allowed to fly because they showed no symptoms, the State Department said later. These people traveled in isolation from the other passengers, according to a joint statement from the State and Health and Human Services departments.
Once in the United States, all the evicted will have to spend another 14 days of quarantine in the military precincts, which will be almost four weeks isolated in total.
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Italy prepared similar flights for ship passengers. Other governments, such as Canada and Hong Kong, will also establish a second 14-day quarantine.
Japan announced on Monday another 99 cases of the virus aboard the Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454. In total, Japan has 419 confirmed patients, including one death. The United States has confirmed 15 cases in the country, and a US citizen died in China.