The coronavirus cruise ship passengers in Merseyside

Passengers evacuated from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship have arrived in Merseyside for second quarantine.

They, however, showed signs they were OK while being transported to Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral on Saturday.

The  evacuees had been trapped on the cruise ship off the coast of Japan for more than two weeks.

A passenger was pictured making a heart sign with her hands while another gave an OK signal through the coach windows as they pulled up just before 6pm.

The masked passengers – reportedly made up of 30 Britons and two Irish citizens – were split between three coaches along with medical professionals wearing white hazmat suits.

Two police cars, two ambulances, several police motorbikes and a fourth coach with no passengers were also in the convoy.

An accommodation block, separate to the main hospital building, will be home to the evacuees for the next fortnight as they undergo health checks in quarantine.

All the passengers, according to the report by yahoo news had tested negative to Covid-19 before they flew back to the UK on a repatriation flight on Saturday.