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Two Sri Lankans on ‘Diamond Princess’ are healthy – Embassy

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Ten passengers on cruise ship test positive for virus

The two Sri Lankans on board ‘Diamond Princess’ the cruise ship on quarantine due to risk of Coronavirus infection are currently in good health condition, stated the Sri Lankan Embassy in Japan.

Two Sri Lankans, serving as crew members, are currently aboard the quarantined ship anchored at the Yokohoma Harbor in Japan.

Deputy Ambassador Chandana Weerasena of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan mentioned this to the reporter yesterday (17).

Further, only passengers aboard the ship are allowed to be repatriated through their relevant countries, he further said.

Diamond Princess cruise ship has been held in quarantine in a Japanese port since 3 February. So far, 355 of the roughly 3,700 passengers and crew aboard the vessel have tested positive for the coronavirus, giving it the highest concentration of cases outside China.

American evacuees from the ship left Japan on chartered aircraft that are flying them home this morning.

Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Italy also are sending planes to bring their citizens home.

-With inputs from agencies

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