Cruises: New coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship among crew members in Japan

The cruise industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus with many liners experiencing a shocking case rate. One ship that was particularly impacted by the virus was Carnival Cruises’ Diamond Princess.


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The ship was quarantined after it arrived in Japan on February 3 with 3,711 passengers and crew on board.

More than 700 people on board were infected on the ship, including a nurse.

The Diamond Princess was just one of 25 cruise ships that has confirmed COVID-19 cases including the Grand Princess.

Now, nearly 60 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Nagasaki among crew members.

The cases were found on an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan.

All crew members have been tested, according to NHK, which brings the total infections onboard the Costa Atlantica to 150.

According to TV Asahi, 57 crew members have tested positive.

However, out of the crew members tested on board the Costa Atlantica, only one has been admitted to hospital, according to NHK.

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Others still on board the ship have either shown some mild symptoms or none at all.

The vessel has been docked in Japan since February for repairs and maintenance.

The ship was forced to dock in Japan after the coronavirus prevented the ship from receiving repairs in China.

The ship was quarantined on arrival by the Nagasaki authorities.

But some of the crew have departed without their knowledge.

It comes as some hospitals in Japan are running out of beds.

According to the Tokyo Fire Department and the Metropolitan Government around 1,390 emergency patients with coronavirus symptoms were turned away by five or more hospitals.

Others were reportedly forced to wait more than 20 minutes before they knew which hospital to go to.

One patient was turned away by 110 institutions, according to NHK.

The country has so far experienced 12,800 cases and 345 deaths.

So far, there have been over 2.8million cases worldwide with over 197,000 deaths.

The number of cases is expected to tip over three million next week.

The US is leading the world in coronavirus cases with almost a million to date.

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