Apparently they aren’t testing people for release until the 19th and can’t process everyone on the same day. And tests are taking more than 24 hours to clear. This was according to the President of Princess Cruises.Canada also taking its citizens home from the Diamond Princess by charter plane. Again, they will also face a 14-day quarantine period at a military base.
An official announcement is coming about the 19th. I don't like this guy's chances:
“Our greatest desire at this point is to maintain the quarantine that the Japanese health officials have established,” Smith said, “then get a test for the virus at the end of that quarantine so we can establish with relative certainty that we are not infected and be free to go."