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Coronavirus: Four Kazakh citizens Diamond Princess evacuees test negative

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Buses leave the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal, where the Diamond Princess cruise ship is docked, in Yokohama, Japan, 21 February 2020. Since 19 February, passengers of the cruise ship have been disembarking, after going through a two-week-long quarantine period following the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Four citizens of Kazakhstan, who were stranded on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak, left the ship, the press service of the Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry reported on 21 February.
“They are in one of the hotels in Tokyo now,” the ministry said, adding that the four citizens that left the cruise ship tested negative for the coronavirus. “The results are negative. It is expected that they will return to their homeland on 22 February,” the ministry added.
Since the first days, Kazakh diplomats in Tokyo maintained contact with the four Kazakh citizens and provided all the necessary consular and legal assistance, the Foreign Ministry noted.

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