On February 22, citizens, who were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where a large outbreak of COVID-19 was registered, were evacuated from Japan to Russia. Three evacuated were provided with coronavirus diagnosis. Interfax reported this with reference to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.
"On February 22, 2020, in accordance with the decision of the operational headquarters to prevent the import and spread of new coronavirus infection into the Russian Federation, Russian citizens were evacuated from Japan, from Daimond Princess cruise ship, where a large outbreak of COVID-19 was registered. Eight were returned to the Russian Federation Russians, of whom three had a new coronavirus detected while on the liner, the remaining Russian citizens refused to fly on a special comfortable board of the Ministry of Emergency Situations," Golikova stated.
She emphasized that "the evacuation was carried out by the Ministry of Emergencies with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Russian Embassy in Japan and with the participation of specialists from Rospotrebnadzor, Russian doctors who ensured compliance with the anti-epidemic regime and monitoring the health of Russian citizens."
"Compatriots, who returned to Russia, feel good. New coronavirus infection, identified by laboratory tests, proceeds in a mild form without pronounced symptoms and complications. Nothing threatens people's health and health of their families," Golikova emphasized.
All evacuated people would be quarantined under medical supervision in the city of Kazan for 14 days
As we reported before, two Ukrainians from Diamond Princess cruise ship, diagnosed with a new Covid-19 coronavirus, have not yet been tested for recovery. This was reported by the Director of the Consular Service Department of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Serhii Pohoreltsev.