Ten extra folks onboard Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess have examined optimistic for the coronavirus, in accordance with the most recent assertion from the cruise line, together with 4 Japanese company, one visitor from Taiwan, two Americans, two Canadians and one visitor from New Zealand. Local well being authorities disembarked the affected company for transport to native hospitals instantly.
The Diamond Princess has been beneath quarantine in Yokohama, Japan, since February four after a visitor from Hong Kong examined optimistic for the virus after disembarking from the ship. Ten folks, together with 9 company and one crew, had been recognized with the virus within the preliminary spherical of testing. The ship is now beneath a quarantine with 2,666 company and 1,045 crew onboard for not less than two weeks, as required by Japan’s Ministry of Health. Guests might be supplied with complimentary Internet and phone for the length.
Princess Cruises has arrange a collection of regional hotlines for the rapid household of company onboard the ship:
- North America: 800-693-7222
- Australia: 1-300-026-240
- New Zealand: 0800-002141
- United Kingdom: 0-800-014-8339
- Japan: 0800-170-6282
- Immediate household help (anybody from any nation, together with company onboard can name): 872-201-5236
On February four the Diamond Princess had arrived in Yokohama early from a 14-day spherical journey itinerary, which had departed on January 20. On that voyage, a visitor from Hong Kong had embarked in Yokohama on January 20, sailed one phase of the itinerary and disembarked in Hong Kong on January 25. On February 1, he visited an area hospital in Hong Kong, the place he examined optimistic for coronavirus. After that, the Diamond Princess was held in Yokohama in order that Japanese well being authorities might perform exams on company and crew onboard.
The ship’s February 12 cruise has been cancelled, and Princess has begun notifying affected company. Holland America Line, Seabourn and Royal Caribbean have additionally introduced extra cruise cancellations and adjustments because of the outbreak.
There are at present over 24,500 instances of the coronavirus recognized in 25 international locations worldwide, in accordance with the most recent numbers from the World Health Organization. There have been 492 deaths from the illness to date, all besides one in China.
This article initially appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.