The ministry has been finishing up exams on passengers and crew on the ship, docked in Yokohama, a port metropolis close to Tokyo.
The 14-day quarantine for these on the ship was resulting from finish Wednesday.
Outdoors China, the ship has had the biggest quantity of instances of the COVID-19 sickness brought on by the virus that emerged in China late final 12 months.
The ministry mentioned it now has examined 1,723 individuals on the Diamond Princess. The ship had about 3,700 passengers and crew.
Two chartered planes flew 340 Individuals who have been aboard the vessel out of Japan late Sunday. About 380 Individuals had been on the ship. The State Division introduced later that 14 of the evacuees have been confirmed to have the virus in exams given earlier than they boarded the planes.
They have been taken to the U.S. as a result of they didn’t have signs and have been being remoted from different passengers on the planes, it mentioned.
Japan’s Well being Ministry mentioned the 14 evacuees have been among the many 99 new instances, which included two different Individuals and 43 Japanese.
Those that have been earlier discovered to be sick with the virus have been hospitalized in Japan.
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Italy have been planning comparable flights for his or her residents.