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Canada decides to evacuate its citizens from Diamond Princess cruise ship

Source : 112 Ukraine

They plan to evacuate only those citizens who do not have symptoms of coronavirus
13:53, 16 February 2020

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Canada evacuates its citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, quarantined near Japan due to the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19. The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada reports.

"Honorary Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and Minister of National Defense Gardit Sajan today announced that the Canadian government has prepared a plane to evacuate Canadians aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which docked in Yokohama, Japan," the statement reads.

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Only those citizens who do not have symptoms of coronavirus are planning to evacuate to Canada. After evacuation, liner passengers must go through a 14-day quarantine period.

The timing of the evacuation and the number of Canadians who are evacuated from the ship are not yet known.

"This decision was made due to the extraordinary circumstances faced by Diamond Princess passengers," - the ministry said.

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About 3,700 people from more than 50 countries are on board the Diamond Princess.

As we reported, the cruise ship Diamond Princess staff confirmed 70 new cases of infection with coronavirus. This was announced by Minister of Health of Japan Kato Katsunobu, as Reuters reported. Thus, the number of patients on the liner increased to 355 people. Those who become infected were transferred to Japanese hospitals

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