TOKYO: Indians, on board the cruise ship off the Japan coast, who have not tested positive for the novel coronavirus will be repatriated on February 26 by a chartered flight, the Indian embassy here said on Tuesday, as the number of infected Indians on the vessel rose to 16 after the completion of all tests.
A total of 138 Indians, including 132 crew and 6 passengers, were among the 3,711 people, on board the Diamond Princess ship when it docked at the Yokohama port, near Tokyo, on February 3.
"PCR test results for all Indian nationals declared-02 more Indians tested positive to #COVID19, taking the total to 16. Those fulfilling conditions and consenting to repatriation to India on 26 Feb being facilitated by the Indian Government. Details shared with them," the mission tweeted.
PCR test results for ALL Indian nationals declared-02 more Indians tested positive to #COVID19, taking the total to… https://t.co/jdtZHGO53C
— India in Japanインド大使館 (@IndianEmbTokyo) 1582626926000
"A chartered flight is being arranged to repatriate Indian nationals on board Diamond Princess, provided they have (a) consented, (b) not tested positive for COVID19, (c) cleared by the medical team," the mission tweeted earlier.
"An email advisory to this effect, with details, has been sent to them," it said.
A chartered flight is being arranged to repatriate Indian nationals onboard #DiamondPrincess, provided they have… https://t.co/elv0iLdOOq
— India in Japanインド大使館 (@IndianEmbTokyo) 1582600411000
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