Citizens from 5 countries are infected on a cruise ship caught by a coronavirus


Citizens of 5 countries are among the 10 people infected with the new cruise ship coronavirus. The Diamond Princess vessel has anchored off the coast of Japan. Passengers with positive coronavirus tests were taken by coastguard boats and hospitalized. Their condition is estimated to be normal, TASS and BTA have reported.

According to the website of the company operator Princess Cruise, the diagnoses of three Japanese, three Chinese, two Australians, one US citizen and one in the Philippines have been confirmed.

The Japanese Ministry of Health announced that the ship has nationals in nearly 50 countries without specifying who they are. The total number of passengers is about 3700 people.

The ship sailed from Yokohama on January 20 and returned on February 3. There were Chinese citizens among the passengers who had the coronavirus detected. He came down to Hong Kong on January 25.

Doctors identified 273 people who had or had contact with him and then showed symptoms of pneumonia.

The 10 infected were identified in the results of the analyzes of the first 31 passengers. The results of the others are also expected.

The quarantine of the anchored ship will last 14 days, counted from February 5. Passengers are advised to stay in their cabins. Their staff supplies food and water.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry has informed the Russian Embassy in Tokyo that 24 Russian Federation citizens are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Earlier, two Russians were reported aboard the ship.

Hong Kong imposes a mandatory quarantine on all visitors from mainland China.

This is not the first time that a cruise ship has been suspected. A week ago, an Italian cruise ship was docked at the port of Civitavecchia, near the capital Rome.

About 6,000 people were forced to stay aboard the vessel because of suspicion that a 54-year-old Macau woman and her companion were ill. The couple arrived in Milan on January 25 on a flight from Hong Kong and boarded a cruise ship yesterday. In the end, it turned out that there were no coronavirus infected.


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