Health Desk- 17 Feb, 2020: Two planes carrying hundreds of US citizens from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship have left Japan, officials say.
There were some 400 Americans on board the Diamond Princess. The ship with some 3,700 passengers and crew has been in quarantine since 3 February.
One of the planes has landed at a US Air Force base in California, and people will be quarantined for 14 days.
Meanwhile, China reported a total of 2,048 new cases on Monday - 1,933 of which were from Hubei province.
More than 70,500 people nationwide have already been infected by the virus. In Hubei alone, the official number of cases currently stands at 58,182, with 1,692 deaths. Most new cases and deaths have been reported in Wuhan, Hubei's largest city.
Courtesy: BBC Health