Berhampur, 26 Feb (LocalWire) The ordeal of a software Odia engineer stranded on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess ship quarantined off the Japanese coast of Yokohama for weeks is likely to return home soon as an Air India flight airlifted him and other Indians on Wednesday.
“We may reach at New Delhi on Thursday” Shibasish Nayak, a native of Berhampur told on Whatsapp chat after leaving the ship.
As many as 123 Indians, including Nayak, were airlifted after the Japanese authorities cleared the repatriation.
Indian nationals on the ship, who would not test positive, will be facilitated by @IndanEmbTokyo soon after@MEAIndia” Indian embassy in Tokyo tweeted two days ago.
Shibasish along with five other engineers of a New Delhi based company had gone to Japan on January 10 in an official visit and were scheduled to return on February 4, his family sources said.
Family members heaved a sigh of relief after hearing the news.
Shibasish and others may go through a 14 days quarantine period after reaching New Delhi even though they were tested negative, they said.