"To take 112 passengers of the Greg Mortimer cruise ship, which is stranded in Uruguay, to Australia, a HiFly A340-300 will operate the humanitarian corridor to Melbourne from Carrasco Airport. Plane Arrival in Montevideo: 5h00. Plane Departure to Australia: 1h40"
The Australian ship has been anchored off the coast of the South American country since 27 March, with 216 people on board. Among them, some 128 are COVID-19 positive cases.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry did not inform what will happen to the people who will not be evacuated this weekend.
According to local media, the evacuation of some COVID-19 patients was not authorized. They will remain on board until their quarantine is completed.
Authorities have so far only allowed six COVID-19 positives to leave the cruise ship. They were taken to hospitals, as their lives were in danger.