The US plans to evacuate Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the site of the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China, officials say.
The ship has been held in quarantine in a Japanese port since 3 February. Out of 3,700 people on board, 218 have tested positive for the virus.
US citizens will be offered seats on a government-chartered flight on Sunday, the US embassy in Tokyo said.
Over 1,500 people have died from the virus, which originated in Wuhan city.