Japan media says 60 more confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship

02/12/2020 04:00 |

Japan media says 60 more confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship

Virus patients are being moved to hospitals on the mainland while the 2,500 remaining passengers are confined to cabins. It added that the ship is now sailing to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale and will arrive Thursday.

The Cruise Lines International Association - which represents around 90% of global cruise capacity - says around 10 of its 272 member ships are now in Asia. The source referred that on the cruise with nearly 4,000 people on board are 136 people infested with the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, including Japanese, Americans, Australians, Filipinos, Canadians, British and Ukrainians.

A couple from Red Deer, Alberta, don't have a balcony or window in their tiny stateroom as they wait out a quarantine aboard a luxury cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, but they say they're feeling happy and relaxed despite the close quarters aboard the Diamond Princess.

Courter spoke with the mag the day the captain introduced that 66 extra instances of infection had actually been verified on the ship, making it the biggest collection of instances outside China.

The ship was carrying more than 3,000 passengers and more than 1,100 crew members.

Passengers will get a 50 percent refund and a credit valued at 50 percent of their cruise.

Travelers, however, are still banned just for having such passports.

According to Japan's Health Ministry, 135 people on board the cruise ship have been confirmed to be infected with the deadly virus.

Diamond Princess had sailed from Japan's Yokohama on January 20.

I think people are anxious.

Issues continue for Princess Cruises as another cruise ship is hit with a gastrointestinal outbreak in the Caribbean and forced to cancel the cruise.

The health ministry is separating its count of those on the ship who have been infected from those within Japan who have been infected.

"We need to properly address the unease and concerns of our citizens", said Health Minister Katsunobu Katō, reported The Mainichi on Monday.

Christina Kerby, a communications director with a health care company in San Francisco, struck an upbeat tone in her Twitter posts aboard the Westerdam. In a video message on Twitter, crew member Binay Kumar Sarkar said that all members on board are very scared even as new cases of coronvirus are being detected every day.

"Today has been the most distressing", Courter stated as she enjoyed the rescues bring travelers away. Passenger David Abel has described the ship as a "floating prison".


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