Fourteen Americans who contracted coronavirus on a cruise ship in Japan were transported back to the U.S. against the wishes of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Washington Post reports. A total of 328 Americans were quarantined on the ship for weeks before test results showed 14 of them had the COVID-19 virus, and the State Department had said no one with the infection would be allowed on a flight. But after a reported fight with the CDC, State did send those infected Americans back to the U.S. Two people who were on the cruise have died. China reported Wednesday the infection was slowing, with 394 new infections and 136 deaths in the past week.

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