total confirmed coronavirus cases on the Diamond Princess Cruise ship,
quarantined in Japan, have increased to 174.
Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare have tested 492 people on board
until now. On 10 February, 135 cases were confirmed on the Diamond
confirmed cases have been transferred to medical institutions that are equipped
with infectious diseases.
on 3 February for 14 days at Yokohama, Japan
ship was quarantined by the health authorities on 3 February for
14 days at Yokohama, Japan.
arrival in Japan, the ship was carrying 1,045 crew and 2,666 passengers.
Of the newly confirmed 39 cases, 29
passengers, 10 crew
news agency quoted the country’s health ministry as stating that of the newly
confirmed 39 cases, 29 were passengers and ten were crew.
Four in serious condition
health ministry also stated that four people were in serious condition.
one of the quarantine officers has also tested positive for the coronavirus and
has been put in quarantine.
authorities have also planned to re-check the implementation of infection
prevention measures for the onboard staff based on the situation on the ship.
quoted a passenger as saying: “It’s terrible about the quarantine officer. The
ones who came to our room to do the initial screening had gloves and surgical
masks, while the ones who came to do the actual virus test also had full gowns
and full face masks.”
originated in Wuhan, China, which has so far killed 1,115 and infected more
than 45,100 people.
Out of 203 confirmed cases, one recovered,
no deaths so far
has 203 confirmed cases that include the cases on the ship. The country has
reported one recovered case with no deaths so far.
nCoV disease named Covid-19 by WHO
World Health Organization (WHO) has officially named the disease caused by the new coronavirus