JAPAN-US-SHIP - US to evacuate Americans from quarantined ship in Japan: embassy
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Tokyo, Feb 15 (AFP) The United States plans to evacuate Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship held in quarantine at a Japanese port since early February, the US embassy said Saturday.
Washington will send a plane to Japan for the evacuation on Sunday, it said in a letter to US citizens on board, adding that evacuees will still be required to undergo a further quarantine of two weeks after their arrival in the US.
It is not clear when the plane will depart Japan, but the letter said it ...