The Diamond Princess has around 3,700 people on board. Previously, 20 people already received confirmation that they had the corona virus, they have since been transferred to a hospital in Japan. On Friday, according to Japanese public service broadcaster NHK, another 21 Japanese, 8 Americans, 5 Australians, 5 Canadians, an Argentinian and a British were added. Most of the victims are older than seventy years. The sudden rise in the number of confirmed infections is due to the fact that all test results were received on Friday morning.
In the meantime, the other passengers must remain in strict quarantine for two weeks on the ship, which is anchored in the city of Yokohama: those who have a balcony without a balcony may stay on the deck for a maximum of one and a half hours daily with a mask, who has a balcony with a balcony, may not even leave it at all. One passenger therefore calls the ship “a floating prison”.