119 Indians, 5 Foreigners Evacuated From Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship In Japan
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Air India flight has just landed in Delhi from Tokyo,carrying 119 Indians & 5 nationals from Sri Lanka,Nepal, South Africa&Peru who were quarantined onboard the #DiamondPrincess due to #COVID19. Appreciate the facilitation of Japanese authorities.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) February 26, 2020
Thank you @airindiain once again
The Diamond Princess cruise ship, with 3,711 passengers on board, had been quarantined due to the coronavirus infection. There were 138 Indians on the ship, out of which 132 were crew members and six were passengers. Sixteen Indians had tested positive for the coronavirus and they are currently undergoing treatment in Japan. Meanwhile, Indian Air Force’s globemaster aircraft landed in New Delhi on Thursday morning with 76 Indian citizens and 36 citizens of Bangladesh, Myanmar, the U.S., Madagascar, South Africa and the Maldives, who were stuck in China’s Wuhan. All of them have been shifted to ITBP’s Delhi Chhawla Centre, where they will undergo thermal screening. The coronavirus, which originated in China’s Wuhan, has spread to 37 countries and affected 80,000 people so far. More than 2,600 people have died from this disease till now. Apart from China, the coronavirus is now also spreading in European nations. Italy is the worst-affected country, with 11 people dying from this disease and around 400 infected there so far. The Italian Police is regularly patrolling the infected areas and people have been advised to stay at home. There are restrictions on people visiting public places. Shops, hotels and restaurants have been shut. Schools and colleges have also been closed and even the famous Venice Carnival festival has been cancelled.
119 Indians along with five foreign nationals stuck in #DiamondPrincess cruise ship in #Japan airlifted by @AirIndia's flight from #Wuhan. Another special flight airlifted 76 Indians and 36 foreigners from #China's Wuhan@rumanaalvi4 #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/z5U2SdPCTc— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) February 27, 2020