Eight more Russian citizens leave cruise ship in Japan

Eight more Russian citizens leave cruise ship in Japan

Another eight Russian nationals who had tested negative for the novel coronavirus and who had been held under a two-week quarantine have left the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored in the port of the Japanese city of Yokohama, the Russian Embassy in Japan reported.

"Eight Russians who will return to their home country soon left the ship earlier today. Our fellow countrymen who remain onboard will soon go ashore as well as soon as all the paperwork is done," the embassy said in a statement posted on Facebook. 

Six Russian citizens who had tested negative for the novel coronavirus have left the vessel over the past two days, TASS reported.

There were a total of 3,700 people, including 24 Russians, onboard the ship. Four Russian citizens were earlier taken to the hospitals, three of them had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and another one was hospitalized due to the risk of being infected.

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