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US evacuees from Diamond Princess leave Tokyo for home

Two-week quarantine aboard ship to be followed by 2 weeks' isolation onshore

Two U.S. government-chartered planes carrying American evacuees from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama departed Tokyo Monday morning.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship left Japan on chartered aircraft that are flying them home Monday morning after two weeks under quarantine on the ship, which is docked in Yokohama.

Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Italy also are sending planes to bring their citizens home.

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