Coronavirus: UK 'working to organise flight' for Britons trapped on quarantined cruise

The Foreign Office says it is "working to organise a flight" back to the UK for British nationals who remain trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship.

Those in quarantine on the Diamond Princess are being contacted to make the necessary arrangements, with a spokesperson adding: "We urge all those who have not yet responded to get in touch immediately."

More than 70 British nationals have faced an anxious wait to find out whether they will be evacuated from the cruise liner, which...
source: The Sky News

2020-02-18 05:59
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