454 infected with Covid-2019 at Diamond Princess cruise liner

Source : 112 Ukraine

On February 17, 380 U.S. citizens left the vessel
16:16, 17 February 2020


Another 99 people infected with coronavirus Covid-2019 at Diamond Princess cruise liner, which is quarantined off the Japanese coast as Kyodo reported.

Thus, the total number of infected at the liner made 454 people. There are 43 Japanese in the new group of diseased; the citizenship of other people is not specified.

According to NHK TV channel, at the moment, the doctors checked over 1,700 people aboard for coronavirus. In the number of cases, the symptoms of the infections do not appear.

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About 3,700 people from more than 50 countries are on board the Diamond Princess.

On February 17, about 380 citizens of America left the liner. They were evacuated to the United States Air Force base in California.

Besides, Canada decided to evacuate its citizens from the ship. Only those citizens who do not have symptoms of coronavirus are planning to evacuate to Canada. After the evacuation, liner passengers must go through a 14-day quarantine period.

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On February 10, it was reported that one more Ukrainian got infected with Chinese coronavirus on the Diamond Princess liner. 136 persons at the vessel diagnosed with coronavirus; the number of diseased increased twice for 24 hours. 25 Ukrainians stay at the vessel, while two of them infected.

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