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Statement From DFAT Regarding Australians On The Diamond Princess

A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson provided the following statement.

The Australian Embassy in Tokyo is in contact with Australians remaining on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship by telephone and email. We are working with Japanese authorities and Carnival Corp to ensure Australians on board have access to the care they require, including arrangements for the delivery of medication. We are also providing consular assistance to Australians in hospital that have been confirmed as having the coronavirus.