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Friday, 14 February 2020 15:31

Lawmakers seek evacuation of Americans from cruise ship quarantined over coronavirus

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A group of lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to evacuate more than 400 American citizens from a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In a letter, nine House lawmakers called for the 428 US citizens aboard the Diamond Princess to be tested and evacuated to finish their quarantine in the United States, according to The Hill.

“From firsthand accounts, we are concerned about the existing level of care available on the ship, particularly to the 428 US citizens aboard, as well as the national security concerns posed by reported quarantine conditions,” wrote the lawmakers, led by Rep.

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