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Tokyo, Feb 17 (Canadian-Media): In spite of fact that the passengers of the Japan's cruise ship were told that only those not infected with the coronavirus would board the chartered flights to the United States, 14 of them were infected with coronavirus, media reports said.
Japan's Cruise Ship. Image credit: Twitter
The test results of these 14 passengers being positive became known to the airport authorities at the time these passengers were loaded into the buses to be dispatched to the airport.
Upon learning this fact, U.S. health authorities allowed the boarding of these passengers as they did not show any symptoms, but were were moved into a specialized containment area on the evacuation aircraft, where they were isolated and monitored.
But as the infected passengers arrived in the U.S., confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. nearly doubled, to 29.