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27 May 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:52 GMT+2

February 7, 2020

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Number of passengers infected with coronavirus rises to 61 aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess

Tokyo government banned from cruise ship "Westerdam" to land in Japan

The number of passengers on the ship has risen considerably Princess Cruises cruise liners who are reported to have contracted the Coronavirus. Today, the Japanese Ministry of Health announced 273 passengers who have been checked so far, as many as 61 positive results. The department, which in the previous report Wednesday had announced that ten positive results had been Of the 31 passengers who have so far been tested, specified that from the ship, currently quarantined at sea, the infected passengers were transported to medical facilities equipped with an infectious disease treatment department in Tokyo and Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures. It is also "It's been clear that among the people transferred to hospitals, there are elderly and foreign nationals.

Of the additional 41 passengers found infected, 21 were Japanese nationality, eight are American, five Australians, five Canadians, one Argentinian and one of nationality British. When the first cases of contagion are investigated The Diamond Princess had 3,711 people on board, including 2,666 1,045 crew members.

So far in Japan there are 25 people infected with the virus, number that does not include any of the cruise ship's passengers Ministry of Health considers cases of infection that have occurred international transport.

Meanwhile, the Tokyo government has imposed on the cruise ship Westerdam of Holland America Line landed in Japan as there would be a passenger on board who may have been infected with the virus. The company cruise scionhas has confirmed that westerdam is currently been imposed the stop off the Japanese coast to the southeast of Okinawa and specified that the company is working to locate a new landing port. Holland America Line pointed out that guests on board the ship continue to be absolutely safe and also highlighted that Westerdam has not been quarantined and that despite news spread in this way, the company has no reason to believe that at there are cases of coronavirus.

Holland America Line announced the cancellation of the next cruise that was supposed to be carried out by the Westerdam departing on 15 February from Yokohama, but has clarified that there are currently no cancellations of other cruises scheduled for the ship after that date, even though the company is assessing the impact of current restrictions vigour at ports in Asia on Planned Westerdam cruises starting on February 29th.

Westerdam left Hong Kong last year February 1st to cruise 14 days with landings both in Taiwan and Japan where he was supposed to make stopovers Ishigaki Island, Naha, Okinawa, Nagasaki and Fukuoka (Hakata). There are currently 1,455 passengers and 802 members on board the ship crew.


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