Two Ukrainians infected with coronavirus at Diamond Princess cruise liner

Source : 112 Ukraine

66 new cases of coronavirus spotted at the vessel
14:23, 10 February 2020

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One more Ukrainian got infected with Chinese coronavirus on the Diamond Princess liner, which is quarantined off the Japanese coast, as NHK reported.

66 new cases of infection spotted at the vessel.

“As of February 10, among 66 new infected people: 45 – Japanese, 11 – Americans, four – Australians, three – Philippines. One Canadian, one British and one Ukrainian,” the message reads.

Earlier, a 20-year Ukrainian infected with the coronavirus. He is a member of the crew of Diamond Princess. He is sent for two-week quarantine to the Japanese hospital; no serious symptoms are observed.

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Thus, 136 persons at the liner diagnosed with coronavirus; the number of diseased increased twice for 24 hours. 25 Ukrainians stay at the vessel, while two of them infected.

About 3,700 people from more than 50 countries are on the board of Diamond Princess. The total amount of diseased is 70 people.

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the situation with the spread of the coronavirus can only turn out to be the "tip of the iceberg", as infectivity outside China is still low.

Besides, the State Health Committee of China called for the rational use of protective suits and other means that are used to protect against coronavirus.

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