Embassy providing all assistance to Indians in cruise ship: Jaishankar

Two Indian crew members onboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess have tested positive for the coronavirus

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Jaishankar was speaking at a virtual event hosted by the Asia Society. File photo: PTI

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday (February 13) said the Indian mission in Tokyo is providing all assistance to the crew and passengers of the cruise ship that has been quarantined off the Japanese coast in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Two Indian crew members onboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess have tested positive for the coronavirus infection.

“2 Indian crew members have tested positive for Coronavirus. Will keep you updated,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.

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“Our Embassy @IndianEmbTokyo is in constant touch with the crew and passengers of Diamond Princess off Yokohama, Japan, rendering all necessary support & assistance. Passengers & crew are currently quarantined by Japanese authorities,” he said.

The cruise ship with 3,711 people on board arrived at the Japanese coast early last week and was quarantined after a passenger who de-boarded last month in Hong Kong was found to be the carrier of the virus on the ship.

A total of 138 Indians, including passengers and crew, were onboard the ship.

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