Indian From Coronavirus Cruise Land In India
119 Indians on board coronavirus-hit Japan cruise land in New Delhi. Watch the video for all the updates.
The British Diamond Princess cruise ship carrying 3,711 people on board was kept in quarantine off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, for a month.This was because they suspected a coronavirus outbreak in the ship as many of the people on board displayed symptoms of the virus.One such crew member, who is from Madurai, Tamil Nadu had shared several videos, explaining the conditions on the ship.The person said all passengers were secluded in the ship's top decks where they were being sent food to rooms only.
He had said they were allowed to walk only for a few minutes a day.Several Indians on the cruise ship Diamond Princess had earlier appealed for help from the Indian government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.After days of wait, a special Air India flight carrying all the Indians, onboard a cruise ship, Diamond Princess, landed in New Delhi on Thursday morning.The special flight also carried people from Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa and Peru.Those rescued from Japan will be quarantined in New Delhi for about two weeks.Foreign Minister S Jaishankar also said that 76 Indians and 36 people from other countries were brought back from Wuhan, China, by the IAF. The Indian government is closely working with China to make sure all Indians are safe.