American Passengers Evacuated From The Diamond Princess Cruise Ship By State Department
United States Department of State On February 16, facilitated the voluntary repatriation of more than 300 US citizens and their immediate family members who were passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Passengers who were evacuated from Diamond Princess cruise ship, they will be evaluated by medical personnel from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and all were considered asymptomatic and fit to fly before being processed to evacuate. During the evacuation process , The passengers had left the ship and, after resuming transportation to the airport, the US authorities received notice that, The tests were done on 14 passengers before 2 to 3 days ago and they were found positive for COVID-19. These individuals were transported in the fastest and safest manner to a particular control area on the evacuation plane to be isolated according to standard protocols. After consultation with United States HHS officials, including experts from the United States HHS office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparation and Response, the State Department decided to allow 14 individuals, who were in isolation, to be isolated from other passengers and remain asymptomatic. Stay on the aircraft to complete the process. During flights, these individuals will remain isolated from other passengers. These flights departed from Japan on February 16 at approximately 4:30 pm Eastern time and will arrive in the United States later this morning. All passengers are being closely watched by medical professionals during the flight, and anyone who becomes symptomatic will be taken to a special control area where they will be treated. Upon landing in the United States, the passenger will be taken to the United states base in San Antonio by plane and remain in quarantine for 14 days. Passengers who were showing COVID-19, symptoms in flight and those with positive test results will be isolated on flights, and will be transported to an appropriate location for continued isolation and care. Based on the most risk assessment by US health officials. Every precaution is being taken to ensure segregation and for community safeguards. We continue to do everything possible to protect the welfare of American citizens. We are considering international travel to review State Department health travel advice to the United States passengers.