A honeymooner who was the first Briton to catch the killer coronavirus on the doomed Diamond Princess cruise has today attacked the Government for ‘forgetting’ about the 74 Britons stuck on the ship and four who caught the virus on board. Alan Steele, from Wolverhampton, blasted the Foreign Office for abandoning Britons on the virus-ridden ship after half a dozen countries rescued their citizens earlier this week before the UK. Officials have finally confirmed the UK will repatriate the remaining Brits stuck on the cruise liner tomorrow evening, after two elderly Japanese tourists today became the ship’s first coronavirus victims. But the UK nationals will be some of the last remaining passengers on the doomed cruise liner because the US (328), Australia (186), South Korea (5), Hong Kong (106) and Israel (11) have already airlifted more than 630 cruise passengers between them and Canada sent a plane for 200 people today. Almost 800 people have already disembarked over the past two days. Most of the other passengers and crew still on board – approximately 1,700 – are being let off tomorrow because the two-week quarantine officially ended yesterday and those who are not symptomatic are being allowed to go home. … Read full this story
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