Passengers Who Tested Negative for Corona Virus Allowed to Leave Diamond Princess

Health Officials Say 542 People On Board the Cruise Ship Infected with the Virus

Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat June 6, 2018, in Meteti, Panama. Gonzalez and U.S. military doctors were participating in an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event, in which they received informational lectures from Panamanian infectious disease experts and field studies of possible virus-carrying wildlife and insects. The event took place during Exercise New Horizons 2018, which is a joint training exercise where U.S. military members conduct training in civil engineer, medical, and support services while benefiting the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen/Released)

Hundreds of passengers who tested negative for Corona virus have been allowed to disembark from the Diamond Princess after weeks of quarantine.

Japanese health officials said the situation in the cruise ship, which had docked at a port in Yokohama, was chaotic.

It is reported that at least 542 people, including some members of the crew, had tested positive for the deadly virus.

The United States evacuated American passengers from the ship on Sunday. The UK says plans are underway to fly its citizens from the ship later this week.

America, the UK and Australia have said it will place the rescued passengers in another 14-day quarantine.

A total of 3700 passengers were on board the Diamond Princess.