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21 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:46 GMT+1



February 5, 2020

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The cruise industry is shaking: ten passengers of the Diamond Princess have contracted the coronavirus

Tests continue on other passengers and members crew

Since alarms have spread around the world propagation beyond China's borders of the coronavirus, the announcement that the entire world cruise industry feared it's at the end Arrived: Ten passengers of the Diamond Princess,ship of the Princess Cruises company of the Carnival Corporation group which is based in Japan, have contracted the virus, a contagion that is been ascertained as a result of the first medical examinations imposed on all passengers and crew members of the ship from the Ministry Japan's Health. Princess Cruises has announced that, ten people who tested positive, two were Australian passengers, three are passengers of Japanese nationality, three others are from Hong Kong and a passenger is from the United States; It has also been also infected a member of the crew of nationality Filipino.

Today, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Tokyo has announced that ten of the 31 people on board the ship who have so far been visited to ascertain whether they have contracted the viruses were positive and, after the arrival of Monday of the ship in the port of Yokohama, were transported to a Kanagawa Prefecture. The department has ordered the continuation of the quarantine to which the quarantine has been subjected ship, which is stationary in the port of Yokohama.

Princess Cruises specified that the source of the contagion at board the ship could be a passenger coming from Hong Kong who had boarded a previous cruise on 20 January Diamond Princess by participating in a portion of the and then landed in Hong Kong on 25 January where he would have visited a hospital six days after leaving the ship on the which then re-embarked not turning to the medical center to report symptoms or a disease. Last Saturday, the passenger, who according to Chinese media would be 80 years old, is tested for coronavirus and is currently tested positive for coronavirus in the hospital. The cruise line has made it clear that its conditions are stable and that his family members do not show symptoms of the virus.

There are currently 2,666 aboard the Diamon Princess 1,045 crew members.

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