Cruise ship passengers rejoice after being allowed to dock

ABC News’ Maggie Rulli joins us from Yokohama, Japan where possibly the uninfected passengers may be the ones that are waiting to be let go.
2:12 | 02/13/20

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Maggie really joins us live once again now from Yokohama Japan where those passengers are still waiting under quarantine soaked. Maggie whether they get to leave that ship finally. That is the question you and everyone on board is asking right now Lindsay not technically it's February 19 that means all those passengers still have almost. Another week of quarantine on board the Japanese health officials have said that they could extend that deadline for certain people if needed now are not sure exactly what that means a there's a little flexibility with that and dates. Taking a lot of people just feel uncertainty and worry him in the I have to say you know we've been speaking with a couples on board pretty much daily since we got here and many of them are staying pretty positive it was amazing how they or half game of the still say half these are all this for this noon is kind of starting to turn a lot of them. It really wanna talk to us anymore needed a break season they were tired exhausted having health issues so the mood is definitely shifting number he filled us whether now is well that one retired couple Melanie and John. They just had one of their hours outside there in a room with no windows of Italy seen daylight for one hour in game seven days this is their next chance. This is the weather make dot so. People are desperate to get off this vote but they're digging the quarantine seriously and we're seeing this around the world Lindsay many people are scared and of the allow mobile mobile world conference that was scheduled in Barcelona that has now been cancer the Dali Lama canceling all of his events. For the future so people are nervous or scared of these people they just anyone off the boat exit imagine that and it was heard from the CDC today. What's the biggest concern right now here in the US. Eleven the biggest concern. It they say is to stop the spread and this virus the CDC has said that others virus is likely to spread at some point in the US and elsewhere now. Cutting into the US while the specific target by any means but they're not. He'll ruling out the possibility in this highly contagious virus spreading so right now it's. Containing these. Super clusters like we see on the spoke keeping people under quarantine making sure that people aren't allowed contact until their quarantine period is up because it's the spread that is one of the things that is the most dangerous and Maggie really for us live once again we thank you and stay safe out there Maggie stay on top of the story forest.

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