Canada to evacuate passengers from virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship


  • World
  • Sunday, 16 Feb 2020

(Reuters) - Canada has chartered a plane to evacuate its citizens onboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner docked in Yokohama, Japan, the Canadian government said in a statement late on Saturday.

Canadian passengers who exhibit symptoms of the coronavirus infection will not be permitted to board the flight and will instead be transferred to the Japanese health care system to receive appropriate care, the government said.

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