Feb 18, 2020

2 Lankans onboard Diamond Princess, safe

The Ministry of Foreign Relations states that the two Sri Lankan crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship are safe.

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo is closely coordinating with the cruise company regard to the safety of these two Sri Lankans and the embassy assures that they are in good health and are regularly in contact with their relatives in Sri Lanka.

Presently 454 persons are infected with Coronavirus on this cruise ship and are being treated in Hospitals in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan.

The cruise company will need to complete the 14 day quarantine period to disembark the passengers, which will be by 19 and 20 February. However the crew members will be quarantined a further period as per the requirement.