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U.S. passengers evacuated from Diamond Princess cruise ship

American passenger Gay Courter packs her belongings on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February, February 16. The U.S. government has evacuated more than 300 Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined off Japan since early this month with hundreds of people infected with coronavirus.     
  



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American passenger Gay Courter packs her belongings on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February, February 16. The U.S. government has evacuated more than 300 Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined off...more

American passenger Gay Courter packs her belongings on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February, February 16. The U.S. government has evacuated more than 300 Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined off Japan since early this month with hundreds of people infected with coronavirus. PHILIP COURTER/via REUTERS
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Packed suitcases and bags are seen on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February 16. Passengers still on the ship, about half of whom are Japanese, have expressed frustration over the quarantine and authorities in Australia, Canada, Italy and South Korea are also planning to evacuate citizens from the cruise liner.   


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Packed suitcases and bags are seen on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February 16. Passengers still on the ship, about half of whom are Japanese, have expressed frustration over the quarantine and authorities in Australia, Canada, Italy and...more

Packed suitcases and bags are seen on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February 16. Passengers still on the ship, about half of whom are Japanese, have expressed frustration over the quarantine and authorities in Australia, Canada, Italy and South Korea are also planning to evacuate citizens from the cruise liner. PHILIP COURTER/via REUTERS
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A passenger with his belongings is seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February 16.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A passenger with his belongings is seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A passenger with his belongings is seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, February 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Officials are seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, February 16.    REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Officials are seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, February 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Officials are seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, February 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A bus arrives at the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, February 16.   REUTERS/Issei Kato

A bus arrives at the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, February 16. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A bus arrives at the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, February 16. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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An official in a protective suit is seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 16.  
    REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An official in a protective suit is seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An official in a protective suit is seen before the evacuation of the U.S. passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 16. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buses believed to be carrying the U.S. passengers leave Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17.  
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Buses believed to be carrying the U.S. passengers leave Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Buses believed to be carrying the U.S. passengers leave Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Health officials in protective suits on a shuttle bus transporting U.S. passengers to a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17.    Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

Health officials in protective suits on a shuttle bus transporting U.S. passengers to a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

Health officials in protective suits on a shuttle bus transporting U.S. passengers to a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS
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Buses believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Buses believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Buses believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Around half of all known cases of the virus outside China have been found aboard the Diamond Princess, which was ordered to stay under quarantine at the port of Yokohama on Feb. 3.       



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Around half of all known cases of the virus outside China have been found aboard the Diamond Princess, which was ordered to stay under quarantine at the port of Yokohama on Feb. 3. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Around half of all known cases of the virus outside China have been found aboard the Diamond Princess, which was ordered to stay under quarantine at the port of Yokohama on Feb. 3. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship are transported by shuttle bus to Haneda airport, February 17.  
 Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship are transported by shuttle bus to Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship are transported by shuttle bus to Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS
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A bus believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, February 17.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A bus believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, February 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A bus believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, February 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A bus believed to carry the U.S. passengers leaves the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17.  
 REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A bus believed to carry the U.S. passengers leaves the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A bus believed to carry the U.S. passengers leaves the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Buses believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess leave at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Buses believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess leave at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Buses believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess leave at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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People wearing protectivie suits near an airplane prepared for the U.S. passengers at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato

People wearing protectivie suits near an airplane prepared for the U.S. passengers at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato

People wearing protectivie suits near an airplane prepared for the U.S. passengers at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess board their plane at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess board their plane at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess board their plane at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A worker in a protective suit checks the temperatures of passengers who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, on a chartered evacuation aircraft en route to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, February 17.   Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS.

A worker in a protective suit checks the temperatures of passengers who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, on a chartered evacuation aircraft en route to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, February 17. Courtesy of Philip...more

A worker in a protective suit checks the temperatures of passengers who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, on a chartered evacuation aircraft en route to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS.
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U.S. passengers from board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17.    Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

U.S. passengers from board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

U.S. passengers from board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS
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A U.S. health official in a protective suit standing in front of a portable bio-containment unit speaks to U.S. passengers on a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17.   Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

A U.S. health official in a protective suit standing in front of a portable bio-containment unit speaks to U.S. passengers on a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

A U.S. health official in a protective suit standing in front of a portable bio-containment unit speaks to U.S. passengers on a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS
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A chartered evacuation aircraft operated by Kalitta Air waits for U.S. passengers at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17.   Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

A chartered evacuation aircraft operated by Kalitta Air waits for U.S. passengers at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

A chartered evacuation aircraft operated by Kalitta Air waits for U.S. passengers at Haneda airport in Tokyo, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS
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U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17.   Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS

U.S. passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a chartered evacuation aircraft at Haneda airport, February 17. Courtesy of Philip and Gay Courter/via REUTERS
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Officers wearing protective suits are seen near an airplane prepared for the U.S. passengers at Haneda airport, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Officers wearing protective suits are seen near an airplane prepared for the U.S. passengers at Haneda airport, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Officers wearing protective suits are seen near an airplane prepared for the U.S. passengers at Haneda airport, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A cargo aircraft chartered by the U.S. government to evacuate American passengers from the Diamond Princess arrives at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, February 16.   REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A cargo aircraft chartered by the U.S. government to evacuate American passengers from the Diamond Princess arrives at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, February 16. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A cargo aircraft chartered by the U.S. government to evacuate American passengers from the Diamond Princess arrives at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, February 16. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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