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Ten passengers test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship

by LLB Reporter
5th Feb 20 10:26 am

At least 10 people have tested positive for coronavirus on a cruise ship carrying 3,700 passengers. The cruise ship, the Diamond Princess is docked of the Japanese port of Yokohama.

Around 300 passengers have been tested so far and health authorities have said the infected number could rise as testing continues.

On Monday screening started with passengers on board and the cruise ship was placed under quarantine on Tuesday.

All crew and passengers will remain on board the ship under quarantine for the next 14 days. Passengers and crew have been told remain in their cabins and food is being bought to their doors.

It is believed that a man from Hong Kong boarded the cruise ship on 20 January in Yokohama, Japan and disembarked in Hong Kong on 25 January.

The man was later tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

A British passenger on the cruise ship, identified as Mr Abel told the Press Association news agency, “We are now officially in quarantine. We are to remain on board the ship and we are confined to our cabins.”

In China the death toll has now risen to 490 with more than 24,000 cases confirmed to have coronavirus.

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