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QUESTION NO.2930 RESCUE OF CREW MEMBERS IN DIAMOND PRINCESS CRUISE

March 19, 2020

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2930
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.03.2020

RESCUE OF CREW MEMBERS IN DIAMOND PRINCESS CRUISE

2930. SHRI VAIKO:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state :

(a) the fate of Indian crew members who have been quarantined in the Diamond Princes Cruise liner;

(b) the number of them who have tested positive with Corona virus and action taken to provide them effective treatment; and

(c) the efforts made to bring all Indian crew members to India for better treatment and to save them from further infection?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) to (c) There were a total of 138 Indian nationals including 132 crew members on-board the Diamond Princess Cruise ship. Of these, 119 Indian nationals were brought back to India on a special Air India flight on 27 February 2020. Upon their return, these were quarantined in an Indian Army facility at Manesar, Haryana.

16 Indian nationals had tested positive for the novel Corona virus. They were treated in onshore medical facilities in Japan. All of them have been discharged after completion of their treatment and as per available information have returned to India.

3 Indian nationals had chosen to stay back and were quarantined at an onshore facility in Japan..

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