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Irish Singer Safe After Coronavirus Evacuation From Cruise Ship

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10:33 AM - 22 Feb 2020



An Irish singer says she is 'healthy and safe' in Australia after being evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

Rebecca Harkin says she and her partner were musicians on board the ship where more than 600 cases of the coronavirus were detected.

Earlier this week, officials said six Irish people were travelling on the ship - two of whom had tested positive for COVID-19.

Thousands of passengers who tested negative for the virus have been evacuated after spending more than two weeks in quarantine on board the Diamond Princess.

Ms. Harkin says she is now safely in Australia.

In a post on social media, Ms. Harkin thanked people for their messages and prayers in recent weeks.

She said: "I am now in Australia with my partner and we are both healthy and safe, thank god.

"We are getting so well looked after in Darwin along with all the other evacuees.

"They have been doing so much to make us comfortable. I cannot thank them enough."

She said there will now be two weeks of "sunshine & unwinding" following the crisis.

Australian media has reported evacuees from the Diamond Princess are being quarantined for two weeks at an accommodation village in Darwin.



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