Britons evacuated from the Coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess are on their way home. About 78 Britons were on-board the cruise liner when the ship was quarantined 16 days back in Yokohama.
According to the Foreign Office, approximately 32 British and some European passengers are on-board the evacuation flight along with British government officials and medical staff. The plane shall land on Saturday morning.
Previously the flight got delayed due to some logistic complications but, now all is under control. The evacuated passengers are expected to land at the Boscombe Down, according to the Wiltshire Ministry of Defence Base. But before being transferred there, they’ll have to spend 14 days quarantine at the Arrowe Park Hospital at Wirral. Two groups evacuated from China have previously stated at this quarantine base as well.
Government sources confirmed some have been evacuated over the last week via flights to Hong Kong while others are getting health treatment at the health facilities in Japan it-self.
One couple, David and Sally Abel from Northamptonshire are diagnosed with Coronavirus on-board the cruise ship. Since then both are suffering from pneumonia, according to their son. Their son Steve Abel told about the condition of his parents on Friday in a YouTube video sayi8ng his father’s condition is “very serious”, while his mother is suffering from a milder form of pneumonia.
Four UK nationals have tested positive for the Coronavirus strain that were on-board the cruise, but those coming back home are negative.