HK charters flights to bring home cruise ship passengers

Ready to go: Packed suitcases and bags on board the ‘Diamond Princess’ which has been quarantined since arriving in Yokohama. — Reuters

HONG KONG: The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is arranging chartered flights to bring back home 330 Hong Kong residents stranded on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan due to the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Security Bureau said the chartered flights would carry for free Hong Kong residents allowed to disembark from the Diamond Princess, which remains quarantined in Yokohama for 11 days.

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