Coronavirus latest: Relief as Brits trapped on doomed cruise ship to fly home to UK

Passengers on board the Japanese Diamond Princess cruise ship have been met with major relief after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced they are ”working to organise” a flight back to the UK.

More than 70 UK nationals stuck onboard a Japan cruise ship infected by the Coronavirus will be evacuated.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed this morning that it is “working to organise” a flight back to the UK for British nationals.

A Number 10 spokesman announced that Brits currently quarantined on board the Diamond Princess, were being contacted about the possibility of a repatriation flight in a statement yesterday.

The news comes after a British citizen trapped onboard the vessel spoke out, saying they felt ‘forgotten’ by the UK Government.

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