TOKYO: Around 3,700 people have been quarantined away for at least two weeks on a cruise liner anchored off at Japan after health officials confirmed on Wednesday that 10 people on the ship tested positive for coronavirus and more cases were possible.
While the infected patients were transferred by Japan’s coast guard to hospitals on the mainland, the remainder of the passengers and crew on board the Carnival Corp ship were placed in quarantine and given health screenings. Only 31 results of 273 tests have been received so far, revealing the 10 confirmed cases.
The quarantine decision meant that passengers on Carnival’s Diamond Princess, which had arrived in Yokohama on Monday after a 14-day round trip, will now spend another two weeks on the ship at the Yokohama port near Tokyo. (NewsinAsia)