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Cruise Ships in Quarantine off Hong Kong, Japan After Coronavirus Cases Discovered

2020年02月05日 21:28 来源于 分分快三代理-分分快三
Thousands of passengers from several different countries are unable to leave the two ships after passengers tested positive for the disease
The Diamond Princess cruise ship. Photo: TASS

At least 10 of the more than 3,700 passengers on board a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the country’s authorities have confirmed, causing a spike in the nation’s total number of reported cases.

Japan’s health ministry announced Wednesday (link in Japanese) that testing for the new strain of coronavirus, also known as nCoV-2019, is still underway for passengers of the Diamond Princess, which has been quarantined since Monday off Yokohama, a port city south of Tokyo.

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