The cruise ship Diamond Princess staff confirmed 70 new cases of infection with coronavirus. This was announced by Minister of Health of Japan Kato Katsunobu, as Reuters reported. Thus, the number of patients on the liner increased to 355 people. Those who become infected were transferred to Japanese hospitals.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that all passengers should pass coronavirus testing by Monday. Therefore, verification results should be published later on Wednesday. By then, the ship will be in quarantine.
Starting on Wednesday, passengers with negative coronavirus test results will be able to leave the liner, Japanese authorities said. However, before each of these passengers will have to go through another check. The same passengers who were in close contact with the infected will be prolonged, the German embassy adds.
It is known that about 3,700 people from more than 50 countries are on board the Diamond Princess.
As we reported, a tourist from China died in France, becoming the first victim of a coronavirus in Europe.
According to the French Minister of Health, an 80-year-old man on January 16 came from Hubei Province, the epicenter of coronavirus. He was quarantined at the hospital on January 25. His 50-year-old daughter was also infected with the virus and was hospitalized in France.