British passengers from virus-hit cruise ship arrive home

  • World
  • Saturday, 22 Feb 2020

Passengers who have been under quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship off the coast of Japan, the Diamond Princess, are seen wearing face masks as they leave RAF Boscombe Down in Amesbury, Britain, February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Some 30 British passengers arrived back home on Saturday after spending more than two weeks stuck on a quarantined cruise ship in a Japanese port due to the coronavirus outbreak.

They landed at a defence ministry airfield in southwestern England on a government-chartered plane from Tokyo and were being taken straight to quarantine facilities.

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