Emergency Situations Ministry reports on evacuation of Russians from Diamond Princess

Emergency Situations Ministry reports on evacuation of Russians from Diamond Princess

All safety precautions were followed on board the aircraft, which delivered eight Russian citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise ship to Kazan, press service of the Ministry of Emergencies said, TASS reports.

"By order of the operational headquarters for the prevention and spread of coronavirus in the Russian Federation on February 23, the An-148 aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry delivered 8 citizens of the Russian Federation, who were on a cruise ship in the Japanese port of Yokohama, from Tokyo to Kazan," the press service said.

"The crew and task force members wore special protective suits. Now they are resting after a long flight and will soon return home, where they will undergo the necessary medical examinations," the ministry added. In total, eight crew members and six task force employees completed the flight.

The head of Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Anna Popova noted earlier that colleagues in Tatarstan were highly prepared to deal with this situation. She thanked Minnikhanov and doctors who were doing their utmost to preserve the Russians’ health.

A total of 24 Russian nationals were onboard the cruise ship in Japan. The others refused to take this flight.

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