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US to evacuate citizens as Japan's ship quarantine comes under fire

Tokyo weighs other nations' requests to leave Diamond Princess

TOKYO -- Washington will send chartered aircraft to evacuate American citizens from a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo on Sunday, the U.S. Embassy said, as coronavirus infections on board mount and Japan faces criticism for its response.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with top Japanese health and other officials on Saturday to discuss the situation on the Diamond Princess, which is docked at Yokohama.

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