Coronavirus: Brits on coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship will fly home on Friday

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British nationals on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan will finally be flown home on an evacuation flight on Friday.

Those who are repatriated face another 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the UK after being stranded on the ship at a port near Tokyo since February 3.

Passengers had been urged to stay on board the vessel while a chartered plane was arranged, despite authorities allowing them to depart on Wednesday.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has now said an aircraft departing on Friday will bring the stranded Brits who have registered for the flight home.

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