Japan confirms ‘about 10’ coronavirus cases aboard quarantined cruise ship carrying 3,700 passengers & crew (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
After one passenger from Hong Kong previously tested positive for the illness, screenings for additional cases began on Tuesday and turned up at least 10 more patients among passengers on Carnival Japan Inc.’s Diamond Princess cruise ship, Japan’s TV Asahi reported, citing health authorities. The patients are to be brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The ship has been put on lockdown and remains stranded in the port city of Yokohama, along with the remainder of its passengers, as screenings continue.Also on rt.com Caribbean cruise nightmare: Norovirus outbreak infects nearly 300 & forces emergency U-turn
Though no details have yet emerged about the new patients, the Hong Konger previously confirmed is an 80-year-old man, who is now recovering, the Associated Press reported, citing the ship’s captain.
Eerie images of a once-bustling cruiseliner have emerged on social media, showing deserved decks, with only a few stray staff members seen milling about.
Interior of quarantined #Yokohama cruise ship of 10 #CoronaVirus cases confirmed aboard, rising total number of infections in #Japan to 33 MORE: https://t.co/NIso4xGf8T© @Ruptlypic.twitter.com/DblPsrtGZK— RT (@RT_com) February 5, 2020
Photos and video footage also surfaced depicting ongoing health screenings aboard the vessel.
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