A British national has tested positive for coronavirus whilst on his honeymoon on board the quarantined cruise ship of the coast of Japan.
Alan Steele, 58, who has been diagnosed with the virus has been taken to hospital.
He wrote on Facebook, “Just to let you all know I have been diagnosed as having the virus and am being shipped to hospital.
“Would also like to say that at the moment I am not showing any symptoms so just possible a carrier.
“Will let you know how I am going on when possible.”
His wife Wendy Steele, 51, who is a nurse and still on board the cruise ship has demanded to be tested.
She said, “I have demanded that they test me.
“I will not be separated from Alan.”
Princess Cruises said in a statement, “The Japanese Ministry of Health has confirmed this is the last batch to be tested and the quarantine end date will be February 19, unless there are any other unforeseen developments.
“The Japanese government is also providing our ship and team members additional manpower support.
“During the remainder of the time onboard, guests will continue to be provided complimentary internet and telephone service to stay in contact with their family and loved ones.
“In addition, we have added additional live TV channels and a large selection of in-room movies available in multiple languages.
“The cruise activities staff is packaging games, puzzles and trivia and delivering them to guest staterooms.”
The Diamond Princess has around 3,700 people on board and the number of passengers confirmed with coronavirus now stands at 61, up by 41 overnight.