A Colombian aboard the cruise ship in Japan tests coronavirus positive


BOGOTÁ (Sputnik) – A Colombian aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the new coronavirus (covid-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the South American country said in a statement.

“Today it was known by the Embassy that the coronavirus test [covid-19] that they performed on the boat was positive and that the Colombian will be landed as a precaution, following local medical protocols, “the Foreign Ministry said in the text.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined in Yokohama (Japan) since February 5.

The Colombian Embassy “has been in permanent contact with the national and provides the assistance it may require,” the ministry added.
He added that, so far, “there is no record of any other Colombian citizen in Japan with situations related to the coronavirus [covid-19]”.
On that same cruise a Russian citizen was diagnosed with the new type of coronavirus, the Embassy of that Eurasian country in Japan reported and added that its employees continue to monitor the situation of Russian citizens aboard Diamond Princess, where at the moment there are some 3,400 people

So far there are 1,770 dead by the covid-19 in China, which arose in December in the city of Wuhan (China, Central East).

Also, in that country there are 70,548 confirmed cases of that disease, the National Health Commission of China reported on February 17.


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