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Indians On Cruise Ship Quarantined Off Japan Coast

New Delhi: A number of Indian crew members and passengers on board a cruise ship have been quarantined off Japan due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

In a tweet on Friday, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned, “Many Indian crew & some Indian passengers are onboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined off Japan due to Coronavirus. None have tested positive, as per the latest information provided by our Embassy in Tokyo. We are closely following the developments.”

Earlier, Japan’s Well being Ministry confirmed that the quantity of people that examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus on board the Diamond Princess ship off the coast of Yokohama reached 61.

The 61 confirmed sufferers are from Japan (28); the US (11); Australia and Canada (seven);

China (three); and the UK, New Zealand, Taiwan, Philippines, Argentina (one), in accordance with the authorities.

The Ministry has requested the remainder of the passengers and crew members to stay on the ship for a minimum of 14 days, the estimated most time for the incubation of the virus.

In complete, the roughly 2,700 passengers and 1,000 crew come from 56 nations.

The primary man to be recognized was a Hong Kong citizen in his 80s. The ship sailed on January 20 from Yokohama and went by means of Okinawa and Kagoshima in southwest Japan.

(IANS)

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