Ten additional people onboard Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the latest statement from the cruise line, including four Japanese guests, one guest from Taiwan, two Americans, two Canadians and one guest from New Zealand. Local health authorities disembarked the affected guests for transport to local hospitals immediately.
The Diamond Princess has been under quarantine in Yokohama, Japan, since February 4 after a guest from Hong Kong tested positive for the virus after disembarking from the ship. Ten people, including nine guests and one crew, were diagnosed with the virus in the initial round of testing. The ship is now under a quarantine with 2,666 guests and 1,045 crew onboard for at least two weeks, as required by Japan’s Ministry of Health. Guests will be provided with complimentary Internet and telephone for the duration.
Princess Cruises has set up a series of regional hotlines for the immediate family of guests onboard the ship: