Covid-19 spotted at Diamond Princess liner in 17 days after passengers’ departure

Source : 112 Ukraine

The virus was spotted in the cabins and surfaces of the vessel
13:42, 24 March 2020


Covid-19 coronavirus was identified in the cabins and surfaces of Diamond Princess cruise liner after 17 days since the passengers left it as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

“SARS-CoV-2 RNA was identified on a variety of surfaces in cabins of both symptomatic and asymptomatic infected passengers up to 17 days after cabins were vacated on the Diamond Princess but before disinfection procedures had been conducted,” the message said.

The document noted that this data cannot be used for the determination of whether the transmission of the virus took place from the infected surfaces or not.

Related: 13 more coronavirus cases observed in Chernivtsi region

Moreover, the centers stated that the cruise vessels were one of the sources of the infection.

At the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Diamond Princess vessel was hit by the largest one was spotted outside mainland China.

The members of the crew of Diamond Princess, 46 Ukrainians, returned to Ukraine.

Meanwhile, as of 10:00 am, on March 24, there are 84 laboratory-confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Ukraine. Such statistics were provided by Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry.

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