US to evacuate citizens from coronavirus ‘floating prison’

The US Embassy in Japan announced that Americans aboard the Diamond Princess – a luxury cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan after a coronavirus outbreak on board – will be flown back home on a chartered flight on Sunday.About 380 Americans are aboard the ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo.So far, 218 people from the ship have tested positive for the new virus, reports France24.Japan’s Health Ministry allowed 11 passengers to disembark Friday, saying that those above 80 years of age, with underlying medical conditions as…