SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Americans quarantined on a cruise ship because of the coronavirus are now back in the United States. A chartered flight landed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and another flight landed at Travis Air Force Base in California earlier this morning.
The flights carried passengers that were on the Diamond Princess which had been docked off the coast of Japan since February 3. More than 400 Americans were on board and health officials say at least 14 of the Americans have already tested positive for the coronavirus.
Those 14 were among the more than 350 cases confirmed on board the ship which prompted a two-week quarantine. FOX News reports that those infected were isolated in a "specialized containment area" and that it's not clear which flight they were on.
Now all those who have returned to the U.S. will begin another two weeks of quarantine.
Japan has confirmed that 99 more cases of people infected with the virus were on the ship which brings the total number to 454. The rest of the passengers on board the ship are expected to start disembarking as early as next week.