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Evacuated British & Irish Coronavirus Cruise Passengers Arrive at UK Quarantine Hospital

22nd February 2020
After 16 days of quarantine, British and Irish nationals disembarked the Diamond Princess in Japan by coach for a flight to the UK that arrived this evening. After 16 days of quarantine, British and Irish nationals disembarked the Diamond Princess in Japan by coach for a flight to the UK that arrived this evening. Photo: BBC News -facebook

Evacuated British and Irish nationals from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship (Diamond Princess) in Japan have arrived at a UK hospital where they will spend the next two weeks in quarantine.

Coaches carrying 30 British and two Irish citizens arrived at the Arrowe Park hospital, Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula this (Saturday) evening.

The group had travelled from an airbase in Wiltshire after leaving Tokyo on a flight late on Friday night.

They have so far tested negative for the virus.

Arrowe Park Hospital was previously used to quarantine 83 British nationals who were flown back to the UK from Wuhan.

For more BBC News has a report here

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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