The director of the Consular Services Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergey Pogoreltsev said that in total there are citizens of 54 countries on board the Grand Princess, UNIAN reports.
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The state of California decided to check all passengers on the ship for signs of coronavirus. The fact is that the first person to die from the Chinese virus in California was the one who rested on the Grand Princess in February.
Depending on the test results, a decision will be made regarding the quarantine of part of the passengers or all persons on board the vessel, ”added Pogoreltsev.
The US Department of State reports 49 Ukrainians aboard the Grand Princess. Now the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco is finding out this information.
After the announcement of the coronavirus infection of 21 people from the helicopter, disinfection kits and equipment for the necessary tests were dropped.
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What is known about the coronavirus epidemic on the Diamond Princess liner?
Earlier, the coronavirus epidemic was discovered on the Diamond Princess liner. Then coronavirus 2019-nCoV was confirmed in 4 citizens of Ukraine. All of them are crew members of the Diamond Princess ship, which were quarantined off the coast of Japan. Subsequently, one of the Ukrainians recovered. In total there were 3,700 people on board from 56 countries, including 25 Ukrainians.
On February 9, 70 cases of infection on board the vessel were detected, and later more than 100 people who were hospitalized due to coronavirus, including two Ukrainians, were reported.
On February 27, all passengers left the liner, and on March 2 the ship’s crew. However, crew members will have to undergo a second two-week quarantine at a public institution in the prefecture of the Site.
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