Berhampur: Shivashis Nayak, a young software engineer hailing from Odisha’s Berhampur, who was stranded in a cruise ship at Yokohama port in Japan, finally returned to his native place.
As per reports, Shivashis was tested negative of the deadly virus while he was on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Parents of the Odia engineer breathed a sigh of relief after he returned to them.
While the special flight that carried 199 Indians reached New Delhi in February 27, the evacuees were taken to an ITBP quarantine facility where they were quarantined for 14 days.
Following thorough medical checkups, Shivashis returned home.
Notably, Shivashis in a video had appealed to the governments of India and Odisha to take steps to evacuate the passengers from the ship.