Coronavirus news – live: Boris Johnson told to ‘get the Brits back’ from stranded cruise ship as nearly half of Chinese citizens living under travel restrictions

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A plane carrying American passengers who were quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan over coronavirus fears has landed at an air force base in California, with 14 evacuees testing positive for the deadly disease.

The evacuation cut short their 14-day quarantine on board the Diamond Princess and the evacuees will now need to go through another two weeks of isolation.

Meanwhile, health authorities are scrambling to track hundreds of passengers who disembarked from another cruise ship, the Westerdam, in Cambodia last week after an American woman tested positive for the virus.

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