WUHAN VIRUS / No Taiwanese test positive for Wuhan virus on quarantined ship (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 02/05/2020
By: Yu Hsiao-han, Cheng Chi-feng, and Joseph Yeh

Photo courtesy of Kyodo News

Taipei, Feb. 5 (CNA) No Taiwanese are among the 10 people on board a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama harbor who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), according to the cruise line operator Wednesday.

The 10 people who tested positive include nine passengers — two Australians, three Japanese, three from Hong Kong, and one American — and one Filipino crewmember, following the first phase health screening conducted by Japanese health authorities on all 3,700 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess, according to a Princess Cruises statement.

"These 10 persons, who have been notified, will be taken ashore by Japanese Coast Guard watercraft and transported to local hospitals for care by shoreside Japanese medical professionals," the statement said.

The cruise liner added that the ship will remain under quarantine in Yokohama for at least 14 days as required by the Japanese Ministry of Health.    [FULL  STORY]

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