Diamond Princess Cruise ship, currently docked off the coast of Yokohama,
Japan, has 3,711 people on board, including 132 crew members and six passengers
who are Indian nationals.
Two Indian Nationals have tested positive for the
on a cruise ship off the Japanese coast, Indian government sources said.
The Diamond Princess Cruise ship, currently docked off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, has 3,711 people on
board, including 132 crew members and six passengers who are Indian nationals.
The ship reached Yokohama on February 3, 2020,
after visiting Hong Kong and Okinawa. On the same day, the government of Japan
conducted an on-board quarantine.
Japan quarantined the ship as one passenger who
had dis-embarked at Hong Kong on Jan 25 was found to be infected with the virus
on Feb 1. Taking into account the maximum incubation period of 14 days for the
corona-virus, Japan has quarantined the cruise ship at Yokohama for 14 days.
The quarantine period started from Feb 5 and will end on Feb 19.
the quarantine period, passengers monitored, requested to remain restricted to
During this period, passengers have been kept
under monitoring and requested to remain restricted to their rooms. They have
been provided with protective masks, medicines and necessary supplies including
water and food, as well as regular phone and Internet services. Quarantine
officers have been deputed by Japan on the ship, including doctors to attend to
the needs of passengers.
tested positive taken to hospitals in Tokyo
“As of February 12, 2020, 174 people have tested
positive for N-Coronavirus, including two Indian nationals. People who have
tested positive have been taken to hospitals in Japanese capital Tokyo for
treatment,” an Indian government source said.