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Coronavirus: Evacuation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess due to land

A plane carrying Britons who had been trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan is on its way to the UK, the Foreign Office has said.Some 78 Britons were on the Diamond Princess cruise liner when it was quarantined in Yokohama 16 days ago.The Foreign Office said 32 British and European passengers were on board an evacuation flight, along with medical staff and British government officials.The plane is due to land in the UK on Saturday morning.It took off from Tokyo's Haneda Airport late on Friday evening (GMT).The flight had previously been delayed after the British embassy said it was "logistically complicated".The passengers are expected to land at Boscombe Down, a Ministry of Defence base in Wiltshire, before spending 14 ...