Embassy providing all assistance to Indians on board cruise off Japan coast: EAM

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In this screengrab of a SOS video Binay Kumar Sarkar (R) along with other Indian crew members of the quarantined cruise liner Diamond Princess, requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save them and the passenger. The coronavirus tally at the ship touched 137 Monday after 66 more passengers and crew members were tested positive for the infection. (SCREENGRAB/PTI Photo)

In this screengrab of a SOS video Binay Kumar Sarkar (R) along with other Indian crew members of the quarantined cruise liner Diamond Princess, requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save them and the passenger. (SCREENGRAB/PTI Photo)

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said the Indian mission in Tokyo is providing all assistance to the crew and passengers of the cruise ship that has been quarantined off the Japanese coast in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Two Indian crew on board a cruise ship off the Japanese coast were tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Indian Embassy in Japan said on Wednesday as authorities confirmed that 174 people have been infected with the deadly disease.

“2 Indian crew members have tested positive for Coronavirus. Will keep you updated,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.

 

“Our Embassy @IndianEmbTokyo is in constant touch with the crew and passengers of Diamond Princess off Yokohama, Japan, rendering all necessary support & assistance. Passengers & crew are currently quarantined by Japanese authorities,” he said.

The cruise ship with 3,711 people on board arrived at the Japanese coast early last week and was quarantined after a passenger who de-boarded last month in Hong Kong was found to be the carrier of the virus on the ship.

A total of 138 Indians, including passengers and crew, were on board the ship.

(PTI)