Coronavirus: flight evacuating Britons from stricken cruise ship leaves Japan

Thirty-two British and European passengers from Diamond Princess on board plane due to land in England on Saturday, Foreign Office says

The British government has begun repatriating its citizens trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan for more than two weeks.

“The evacuation flight from Japan has now departed with 32 British and European passengers on board, as well as British government and medical staff,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Saturday.

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