More than 300 American cruise ship passengers who volunteered to be repatriated are now being quarantined in military bases in California and Texas after flying on charter flights from Japan.

The total amount of passengers include the 14 who tested positive for COVID-19. Japanese authorities released the news of their infection as they were waiting to board the planes.

This meant that the infected passengers were in close proximity to the rest of the other apparently healthy passengers on the planes.

Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.

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