40 Americans on cruise ship in Japan infected: Official

40 Americans on cruise ship in Japan have been infected with coronavirus: official

U.S. passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, who have chosen to leave, are transported by shuttle bus in Yokohama to Haneda airport to fly back to the United States via chartered evacuation aircraft. (Credit: Reuters Photo)

A senior US health official said Sunday that more than 40 Americans on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have been infected with the deadly coronavirus.

"Forty of them have gotten infected," Anthony Fauci, a senior official at the National Insitutes for Health said on CBS' Face the Nation show. "They are not going to go anywhere. They're going to be in hospitals in Japan."

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