Indonesia to evacuate 74 people from coronavirus-affected ship off Japan

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Indonesia is “committed” to evacuating 74 of its nationals from the Diamond Princess cruise off the Japanese port city of Yokohama that has been affected by a coronavirus outbreak, a senior minister said on Thursday.

Muhadjir Effendy, Indonesia’s chief development minister, told reporters that the government is still considering whether to bring them back using a naval vessel or by plane.

Four Indonesians who were part of the crew on the cruise liner were infected with the coronavirus, according to a foreign ministry official.


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