From a cruise stranded in the coronavirus hit Wuhan, a special flight rescued 119 Indians including 5 foreign nationals.
On Thursday, 27th Feb a special flight landed in Delhi that rescued 119 Indians and 5 foreign nationals from Yokohama, Japan along with 76 Indians from Wuhan the Coronavirus affected area in China. The other five foreign nationals hailed from Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa and Peru. These 119 passengers were stranded in a cruise in the Coronavirus-hit cruise ship. The Foreign minister expressed his solidarity and sent 15 tonnes of Indian medical relief consignment to Wuhan.
Air India flight has just landed in Delhi from Tokyo,carrying 119 Indians & 5 nationals from Sri Lanka,Nepal, South Africa&Peru who were quarantined onboard the #DiamondPrincess due to #COVID19. Appreciate the facilitation of Japanese authorities.
Thank you @airindiain once again
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) February 26, 2020
According to a report in Business Today, the British Diamond Princess ship was carrying 3,711 people and was kept off-shore for a month in Yokohama, Japan. The Indian passengers onboard made several appeals to the Indian government to rescue them. One of the crew members made a record of all the happenings at the cruise. The ones who are rescued will be quarantined in New Delhi for two weeks. Indian has expressed its commitment to assist China in fighting the outbreak. A total of 2,744 deaths are reported in China including the 29 recent ones.
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119 Indians, 5 foreigners from coronavirus-hit cruise ship land in Delhi on AI flight
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) February 26, 2020
119 Indians & 5 nationals from #SriLanka, #Nepal, #SouthAfrica & #Peru who were quarantined onboard the #DiamondPrincess in #Japan have arrived on @airindiain flight; 112 evacuees including 36 foreign nationals have arrived from #Wuhan: Union Min. @drharshvardhan#COVID2019 pic.twitter.com/r20ZxYxiGP
— PIB India (@PIB_India) February 27, 2020