There are 49 Ukrainian citizens aboard Grand Princess, the vessel where the coronavirus Covid-19 was recorded last month. Director of the Consular Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Serhiy Pohoreltsev said this to UNN.
"According to the US Department of State, 49 citizens of Ukraine are on board the Grand Princess cruise ship. Now the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco is finding out information about the possible presence of infected citizens," he said.
Now, according to Pohoreltsev, the liner is on a raid off the coast of Northern California. In total, there are 3,500 people on board the ship; they are citizens of 54 countries.
As we reported before, Ukraine is considering evacuating its citizens from Japan. The statement was made by Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Liashko during a briefing.
He also added that they had not yet received the permission for evacuation.
Also, according to the Migration Service of Japan, there are about 2,000 Ukrainian citizens in the country’s territory.