Princess Cruise Ship in Japan Carrying Over 3,700 Passengers Quarantined Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Diamond Princess Cruise
The Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at the port of Yokohama has been quarantined while all 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew members are tested for the coronavirus. This comes after a former passenger was diagnosed with the illness in Hong Kong, and eight passengers onboard the ship experienced symptoms, such as a fever.

Japanese health workers have begun screening 273 people who displayed symptoms or encountered the infected man. So far, 10 of them, including passengers from Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States, have been found to be infected.

Quarantine officials are checking the condition of everyone on board and testing those with symptoms of the coronavirus, as well as other infectious diseases, including malaria and Dengue fever.

Given the close proximity passengers are in when traveling on a cruise ship, communicable diseases can spread quickly, which makes following travel warnings so important. Travelers are encouraged to be cautious when making travel arrangements and should follow all travel warnings issued by the Department of State.


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Sources: – Japan Quarantines 3,700 on Cruise Ship Over New Coronavirus

New York Times – Trapped on a Cruise Ship by the Coronavirus