caught on board the quarantined Diamond Princess
What was meant to be a pleasure journey by way of the China Sea has ended with all onboard caught with out the potential for leaving their cabins. Japanese sanitary authorities imposed the quarantine measures after greater than 130 circumstances of the brand new Coronavirus have been detected among the many crew and passengers. The ship is anticipated to remain underneath quarantine till Feb 19 — 14 days after the isolation interval started.
Individuals who stay on the ship should keep inside their cabins and are allowed solely quick walks on open decks. Once they depart their cabins they’re requested to put on masks and hold their distance from one another. Additionally they’ve to observe their very own temperatures utilizing thermometers supplied by the crew
On January 25, a whole bunch of passengers boarded the ship in Hong Kong for the beginning of an journey taking in Vietnam, Taiwan and Okinawa. An 80-year-old male passenger from Hong Kong was identified with the virus on February 1 after the ship returned from Japan on January 25. Just a few days later the vessel was quarantined by Japanese authorities till February 19.
The Diamond Princess
The vessel is a British cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. It primarily travels round Asia throughout the northern hemisphere summer time. The ship has been in quarantine since arriving in Yokohama on February 4
Not all passengers need to put up with the identical circumstances. Most occupy outer cabins which have balconies which permit good air flow within the room, pure gentle and fewer of a way of confinement. However some are staying in inside rooms with no window or a balcony