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UK working to organize flight for British nationals on cruise ship with coronavirus

Reuters | London | Updated: 18-02-2020 09:23 IST | Created: 18-02-2020 09:22 IST
UK working to organize flight for British nationals on cruise ship with coronavirus
Luxury cruise ship Diamond Princess Image Credit: ANI

Britain's Foreign Office said on Wednesday it is working to organize a flight to Japan to evacuate its nationals from a cruise ship hit by the coronavirus. "Our staff are contacting British nationals on board to make the necessary arrangements", the Foreign Office said in a statement, adding it hoped the flight can be arranged as soon as possible.

The Diamond Princess has been anchored off Yokohama, Japan, and has by far the largest cluster of coronavirus cases outside China, with more than 400 people infected out of some 3,700 on board.

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