It is stated that the citizens of Ukraine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined due to coronavirus in Yokohama, Japan, where four people died, were refused to leave the ship.
Official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Maxim Kovalenko, “There are 25 Ukrainians on board, two of them are in hospital now. All of them are crew members. Their obligations are determined by contract and their wishes are also taken into account. 24 people stated that they do not intend to return to Ukraine at the moment. Contact with a Ukrainian citizen” said.
Noting that the embassy is ready for the possibility of changing the opinion of the Ukrainians of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Kovalenko said that it is planned to take necessary measures in this case.
Kovalenko added that whether the Ukrainians will return to their country, it will be decided by themselves and the ship owner.
The Diamond Princess ship left Yokohoma on January 20 and returned on February 3. Japanese officials sent the ship two weeks due to a Chinese passenger getting sick in Hong Kong. under quarantine He had received. It was stated that four passengers on board were killed due to the virus.