© Provided by CBS News Workers gather before removing machinery stored on the dock next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship on February 13, 2020, in Yokohama, Japan.
The Diamond Princess has been in the port city of Yokohama for more than a week with passengers aboard the ship under mandatory quarantine. "A lot of transmissibility on that cruise ship".
"We are very concerned for your welfare and the best thing we can do to help you is to bring you home - so we're going to bring you home and ensure you are cared for on your return and through that quarantine period", he said.
There are already more than 260 Australians in the midst of their two-week quarantine period at the disused work camp.
In the last 24 hours alone, there were 99 new confirmed diagnoses, statistics which Chief Health Brendan Murphy said showed transmission is ongoing and therefore quarantining is necessary.
Morrison reportedly said, that evacuees that returned to Darwin, Australia, will be required to be quarantined by the Health Officials for another 14 days.
"Given there have been recent cases, we can not be absolutely sure that any of the now well people on the ship who are coming home on Wednesday are not carrying the virus", said Brendan Murphy, Australia's chief medical officer.
The federal health minister, Greg Hunt, told the media that the government was making arrangements for the logistics for evacuating the Australians.
There have been 15 cases in Australia, with eight people now recovered and the rest in a stable condition.
"You need to tell me why I need to have a further 14 days of quarantine if I am tested negative", she told AAP.
Aun Na Tan and her family on board.
"We just feel like we're kept in the dark", she said.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said more than 200 Australians now on board the Diamond Princess would have to face a further 14 days of quarantine at a former workers' village outside Darwin.
Mr Morrison said he understood passengers would be frustrated to learn they would face a new period of quarantine, but said the health of Australians on Australian soil was the first priority.