Coronavirus news: Brits on coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship to be flown home

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A rescue flight for Britons on a cruise ship plagued by coronavirus will leave Japan tomorrow, the Government announced today.

About 70 British passengers who have been stranded on the quarantined Diamond Princess will depart Tokyo late on Friday evening and arrive back in the UK in the early hours of Saturday.

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.

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