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2019 nCov Updates: The United States has begun evacuating its citizens from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been docked at Japan’s Yokohama port for more than a week in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Forty US nationals found to have been infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus will remain in Japan for treatment, a US health official said

Hong Kong to fly its residents home from Diamond Princess ship

The government of Hong Kong will send aircraft to Japan to bring back some 330 of its residents from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess.

In a statement late on Saturday, the Security Bureau said chartered flights would return Hong Kong residents to the city for free once Japanese authorities had confirmed the plan.

The government of Hong Kong will send aircraft to Japan to bring back some 330 of its residents from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess.

In a statement late on Saturday, the Security Bureau said chartered flights would return Hong Kong residents to the city for free once Japanese authorities had confirmed the plan.

The passengers will be required to undergo a further 14 days of quarantine after arriving in Hong Kong, the bureau added.

The cruise liner’s quarantine is set to end on Wednesday.

Coronavirus infections reach 68,500 in China

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China has reached 1,665 as of the end of Saturday, up by 142 from the previous day, the country’s National Health Commission said.

Across mainland China, there were 2,009 new confirmed infections on Saturday. The figure amounts to a drop in new cases for the third straight day.

China virus death toll exceeds 1,600

The number of deaths from China’s coronavirus epidemic surged past 1,600 after 139 more people died in hard-hit Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak.

In its daily update, the province’s health commission also reported 1,843 fresh cases – the third day that reported new infections declined in the province.

At least 1,662 people have now died from the outbreak that first emerged in Hubei’s capital, Wuhan, in December and spiralled into a nationwide epidemic.

Source: Aljazeera

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