At least 10 passengers on a cruise ship that Japan quarantined tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Japanese health minister said on Wednesday. Japan has quarantined the vessel carrying 3,711 people and was testing those onboard for the virus after a former passenger was diagnosed with the illness in Hong Kong.
H/T: The Washington Times
"We're here for a long haul. I think it is going to get a little bit testing, obviously. But I don't know. What do we do? We couldn't jump out of the boat; that's a bit cold," Jacqui Fidrmuc told CBS News. Another Australian, David Abel, who hadn't eaten since the previous evening told the network, "I'm a diabetic and I'm insulin dependent. If I do not receive food soon, I will be in a diabetic coma, but it'll be too bloody late."
David Abel and his wife are quarantined on board a cruise ship in Japan after at least 10 people were confirmed to have #coronavirus.— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 5, 2020
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About 3,700 passengers and workers on a Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan are under quarantine for up to two weeks because of the deadly coronavirus. https://t.co/yra25iW0QB— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 5, 2020
Ten people on a cruise ship anchored off Japan tested positive for the coronavirus, and more cases among the nearly 4,000 passengers were possible. Sick passengers were taken to a medical facility by the Japanese coast guard https://t.co/d6USamRbG1 pic.twitter.com/niiUlFBH0e— Reuters (@Reuters) February 5, 2020
Two hundred and fifty one Canadians are onboard a quarantined cruise ship where there's been a confirmed outbreak of coronavirus off the coast of Japan. https://t.co/3rJcEL5W62— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) February 5, 2020