Americans Evacuated From Quarantined Cruise Ship Arrive In San Antonio

Photo: American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship arrive at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (Getty Images)

Hundreds of Americans are back on U.S. soil this morning after being evacuated from a cruise ship that's been quarantined for days off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus. The first chartered flight touched down at Travis Air Force Base in California, followed by a second landing just before 4 a.m. today at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Passengers from the Diamond Princess ship were screened before being allowed to board the converted 747s. During that process, it was learned that 14 people were infected. They were still allowed to return but had to be segregated away from other passengers during the flight home. All of the evacuees will now spend another 14 days in quarantine.

Photo: The Kalitta Air flight with American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship arrives at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (Getty Images)

Photo: Buses carrying American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship leave the runway at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (Getty Images)

Photo: American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship look on after being evacuated from ship. (Getty Images)

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