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Union Minister Jaishankar Assures Help For Indians On Quarantined Japan Ship

New Delhi: With two Indians confirmed to have been contaminated with the lethal coronavirus aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama in Japan, the Centre on Thursday has assured all help.

Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated on Thursday that the Indian embassy in Tokyo was offering help to the crew and passengers.

“Our Embassy @IndianEmbTokyo is in constant touch with the crew & passengers of #DiamondPrincess off Yokohama, Japan, rendering all necessary support & assistance. Passengers & crew are currently quarantined by Japanese authorities,” Jaishankar stated in a tweet.

“2 Indian crew members have tested positive for #Coronavirus. Will keep you updated,” he added.

Sonali Thakkar, a safety officer on the ship, has been sending out messages asking the Indian authorities to take them again residence or no less than ship some medical consultants alongside to expedite the coronavirus exams.

Thakkar was positioned in isolation on Monday, per week after the ship docked at Yokohoma on February 3.

“We are scared that if the infection is spreading, it is spreading so fast that we could also become one of them. We don’t want to. We just want to go back home,” she stated in accordance with stories.

The British cruise ship with 3,711 folks on board arrived on the Japanese coast early final week and was quarantined after a passenger who de-boarded final month in Hong Kong was discovered to be the service of the virus on the ship.

A complete of 138 Indians, together with passengers and crew, had been on board the ship.

In the meantime, the Japanese authorities on Thursday stated that the whole variety of coronavirus instances on the ship has elevated to 218, after the emergence of over 44 recent instances.

(IANS)

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