pandemic, About 380 Americans were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo. Passengers and crew were subjected to a 14-day quarantine aboard the ship that's expected to end Wednesday. PENTAGON TO EXTEND AVAILABILITY OF 4 MILITARY BASES TO HELP WITH CORONAVIRUS EFFORTS: OFFICIAL So far, more than 280 people from the ship, including 46 Americans, have tested positive for the coronavirus that began in China, after doctors found 67 new cases Saturday.

pandemic - On Saturday, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo sent a letter to American citizens aboard the ship informing them the State Department was sending chartered flights to take them to the United States; the flights left Tokyo on Monday. US TO FLY HOME CITIZENS IN CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE Passengers who opted to take the chartered aircraft will be subjected to a second 14-day quarantine in the United States at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., or Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, officials said, adding that no symptomatic or infected passengers would be allowed to board the flights.

pandemic, Theoretically, Siegel said, this quarantine could have worked with everyone isolated in their rooms, but it didn’t work, and not only that, some of the people who have medical conditions are frail and elderly. And so, the idea of airlifting them home and then imposing another two weeks of quarantine makes perfect medical sense. Siegel credited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for containing the new virus with just 15 reported cases in the U.S. to date.

pandemic - He added that he predicted a far larger number of infected cases than what Chinese officials have reported officially. I want our viewers to follow this, to get the information from us, Siegel said, but at the same time, be able to realize that our own leaders are doing a good job protecting us and that right now, the coronavirus is not really here. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP He continued, The 15 cases have been isolated. You're not going to get it walking down the street... so we're being protected and we don't need to jump to worst-case scenarios. That doesn't help the situation, and it is not effective. What is working is the public health mandates that we're seeing here in the U.S. so far. We also have got to get CDC over there.

pandemic - Chinese officials say the jump comes down to the methodology used to diagnosed new cases; Benjamin Hall reports from London. China’s novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has killed and infected more people than officially reported. Consider the latest numbers. In one day, total reported infections and deaths increased 44 percent and 23 percent, respectively. But not “because of any change in the shape of the outbreak,” which is nonetheless growing near-exponentially. Rather, it was merely because “the government changed the criteria by which it tracks confirmed cases.”