Coronavirus Cases Rise on Quarantined Diamond Princess

   February 9, 2020 ,   Accidents

All cruisers on Diamond Princess are currently quarantined in Port Yokohama Japan. On Friday, February 7, a health official said the quarantine would be extended every time a new case of Coronavirus was confirmed on the cruise ship.

The quarantine of the Princess Cruises vessel had been set to expire on February 19. However, the date will be reset if any new samples test positive for Coronavirus. An additional 41 cases were confirmed on Friday, bringing the total among crew and passengers to 61. Then on Saturday, officials announced they had confirmed 3 more cases, for a total of 64.

The first ten cases were announced on Wednesday, and the second ten on Thursday, February 6

Diamond Princess cruise ship

Diamond Princess, with about 3,700 people arrived in Yokohama Monday night after a 2-week-long trip to Southeast Asia. The passengers were forced to stay on the ship since an 80-year-old Hong Kong man who disembarked in January tested positive for the coronavirus.

Princess Cruises cancelled 2 other scheduled voyages on the vessel departing from Yokohama this month. The number of cases on Diamond Princess made Japan home to the most coronavirus patients outside of China.

For other Diamond Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.

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