At least 25 Ukrainians are on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In particular, the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health, referring to the data of the International Health Regulations Coordinator of Japan, reports about 26 citizens of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about 25 Ukrainians.
"The national MSME coordinator of Japan announced on February 5 about 26 citizens of Ukraine aboard this cruise ship," - the report said.
The Ministry of Health finds out information about the presence of Ukrainians among 10 confirmed cases
Samples were taken from 237 passengers and crew members, their research is being carried out sequentially. Test results for 31 samples are now received, 10 of which turned out to be positive for 2019-nCoV.
The Ministry of Health of Japan is transferring patients with confirmed infection of the new coronavirus to diagnostic hospitals in Japan and carrying out anti-epidemic measures on board. Other passengers and crew, including those awaiting results, must remain on board for at least 14 days.
The Center for Public Health of Ukraine sent an information letter to the Border Guard Service of Ukraine informing about this situation in order to coordinate and coordinate actions in order to carry out appropriate response measures.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports about 25 Ukrainians, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"According to preliminary information, there are 25 Ukrainian citizens on board the ship that are members of the crew. The Embassy of Ukraine in Japan is taking a number of operational measures to verify this information and ensure proper consular support," - the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
As we reported, At least 20 Ukrainians are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak